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Acne MedicationThere are many situations where acne medication can help a sufferer. However, not all people should use acne medication. Products like Accutane, Tazorac, and Differin are prescribed by a dermatologist or doctor, and are only used in moderation. We will explain each of these acne medication products and tell you some of the side effects.
Differin Gel is one of the milder prescribed acne medications on the market. It is a retinoid that helps skin cells renew quicker. It is also known to reduce the formation of black heads. Some of the side effects of using differin are dry skin, irritation, peeling, itching, burning, and scaling. The most common side effects that I have noticed from this acne medication are burning and peeling.
Accutane is a very, very dangerous acne medication that I would ONLY recommend in extreme cases of Acne Vulgaris. This medicine reduces the amount of oil that your oil glands produce. It is usually prescribed after all other "safer" forms of acne medication have been tried. If you are pregnant, then do not take this acne medication. Accutane has had many reports of life-threatening birth defects if taken during pregnancy. If you want to read more about Accutane and the possible side effects/dangers of it - please go to http://www.drugs.com/accutane.html. If you would like to see a possible alternative to Accutane, please go to our acne products page and check out Vilantae.
Tazorac is a cream based acne medication that is best used as a spot treatment. This product seems to work great when applied to a white head (some reports to having dried up the pimple overnight). Tazorac is very similar to the Differin Gel, except Tazorac is a bit stronger. Usually doctors will prescribe this acne medication after prescribing Differin Cream/Differin Gel. The side effects of tazorac are itching, redness, sensitivity, slight burning. Some people experience more intense acne outbreaks when starting this product, but this is usually a temporary side effect.
If you are having a hard time deciding whether or not to take acne medication, we suggest visiting your local dermatologist. He will tell you whether your acne is severe enough for any of the above medications. If you would rather try a more natural/safer method of preventing acne, look at some of the acne treatment products on our front page.
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