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Having antibiotic while on accutane - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am currently taking accutane 10mg a day for under a month. All of a sudden I have got Pseudofolliculitis from shaving and my doctor has prescribed me antibiotics (Flucloxacillin 250 mg 4 x a day) but he is not aware that i am taking accutane. Should I take this antibiotic or not while on accutane? Thanks
Doctor :   Hi
User :   ?
User :   Folliculitis from shaving
Doctor :   You can take the antibiotic
User :   are you sure?
User :   it contains penicillin
User :   i have read it can cause pressure on the brain etc?
Doctor :   Are you allergic to penicillin?
User :   no
User :   will it not cause problems with accutane?
Doctor :   Ok, to be frank, I am only aware of Accutane causing complications with tetracycline group
Doctor :   If you hold on I will check with my Pharmacologist & let you know & myself
User :   sure i can hold on
User :   i dont want to take any risks
Doctor :   No, penicillin group is not a problem
User :   thats a relieft
User :   relief
User :   i was worried i may be causing myself harm
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