Side effects are seen in all patients on Roaccutane however the question is how do we manage the side effects and what do we look for?
The most common side effect, seen in all cases of patients, include drying of the lips and skin. Using a simple moisturiser such as chap-stick or Paw-Paw ointment several times a day can reduce the dryness associated with Roaccutane. You will need to moisturise your skin daily, especially if you are prone to eczema.
Other side effects (less common) include mood changes, muscle aches and pains, and ingrown toe nails.
For a complete list of side effects we advise patients to read the product information provided with the prescription.
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