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    Old 11-28-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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    Question Burning eyes & accutane

    I have only been on accutane for 3 days (60mgs per day) and last night my eyes felt like they were burning!! Is this normal??

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    Old 11-28-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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    Re: Burning eyes & accutane

    it's possible it's drying your eyes out.. it seems to dry everything else out as well! I would try OTC tears a couple of times a day (I use Visine Tears, but there are many other brands) to see if that helps. If that doesn't help, talk to your doctor there may be something else or you may need a prescription eye ointment to help out. I had to go on prescription lip ointment when I was on Accutane.. my lips were really bad.

    Old 11-28-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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    Re: Burning eyes & accutane

    I think this is pretty normal I had the same thing happen to me but i'm now on my fourth week and it has gotten much better

    Old 11-29-2005, 02:38 AM   #4
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    Re: Burning eyes & accutane

    dry eyes are def. a side effect. grab some eye drop treatments and see which one works best. good luck

    Old 11-29-2005, 07:19 AM   #5
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    Re: Burning eyes & accutane

    Yes, it is a common side effect.

    You should feel better though if you apply eye drops. If it doesn't help call your derm. It is common though, just like the dry skin/dry lips.

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    Re: Burning eyes & accutane

    I have the same problem, and I just use natural tears. It helps after a few seconds

    Old 11-29-2005, 11:37 PM   #7
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    Re: Burning eyes & accutane

    Thanks for your replies!

    It will go back to normal when i'm off accutane right??

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