Q. Can I take Isotretinoin along with Tetracycline without any drug interaction?

Answered by
Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 18, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a 27-year-old female, and I have mild, cystic acne for the past five years. Yesterday, I got prescribed with Accutane 20 mg per day, and my weight is 50 kilograms. If everything is fine, I will be taking it for the next ten months. I know that taking Isotretinoin can cause idiopathic intracranial hypertension and I also take Tetracycline. I have heard that both should not be taken at the same time.

I have been taking 100 mg Tetracycline for the past one week (seven days). I took my last pill yesterday evening. How long is the wash-out period of Tetracycline is? If I take 100 mg Tetracycline per day for seven days, when can I start taking Isotretinoin? Taking after 24-hour is enough?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There should be a time gap of seven days between stopping tetracycline and starting Isotretinoin. Monitor your fasting lipid profile and liver function test. While on Isotretinoin, you should not conceive. There should be a gap of six months after stopping Isotretinoin.

Thank you doctor,

What are the risks faced after taking Isotretinoin and after stopping Tetracycline?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There are rare case reports showing pseudotumor cerebri.


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