Accutane

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  1. LUMA246

    LUMA246 New Member

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    Do I need any kind of permission to start an Accutane treatment of acne?
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  2. NavySupporter

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    Hi Luma - are you an accepted 2013 candidate or a candidate who is waiting? Do not take that drug without checking with Dodmerb. I believe that treatment would need to be over 6 mos prior to I day. Mr. Mullen should be able to tell you.
     
  3. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    Accutane is disqualifying from the day you start treatment until 6 weeks after the last dose is taken.

    Of course the flip side of this is that if your physician/dermatologist feels that your acne is severe enough to require Accutane treatment, then the acne itself could also be a disqualification.

    I would contact DoDMERB as soon as possible and find out what they advise.
     

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