Are blood tests necessary when taking Murad Resurgence?

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Hello everyone!I'm just curious, are blood tests really necessary while taking Isotretinoin? I'm on my 3rd month with Sotret and haven't done any blood test yet. I have asked my dermatologist about it and she said that they can be done if I definitely want or if I experience some side effects. Beside the usual (dry lips and skin), I can't see any other side effects.So should I go for a test even if I don't feel the need? (but yeah, I know it's recommended! )Thanks!..

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Your question was: Are blood tests necessary when taking Murad Resurgence?.

^ Yep. The fat in the blood are triglycerides. Too much of them can lead to strokes and heart attacks. The blood tests are necessary to check for this and overall liver health. There have been folks on this board that have been forced to stop taking the medicine because their liver enzymes were way too high. Health is important. I hope you request a blood test...

Comment #1

I mean your on the most dangerous and controversal drugs, and your doctor didnt require blood tests?? did she mistake you for jesus or superman and thought nothing can happen to u? GET THE TESTS!! CALL HER/HIM UP AS SOON AS UR DONE READING THIS POST AND GET THAT NEEDLE INTO UR VEIN TO GET THE RESULTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!! sorry I was so serious. lol. but yea get the test. they r required I believe but your derm thinks shes above the law. lol..

Comment #2

Uhh, it's required by law to take monthly blood tests, if youre gonna take the meds...

Comment #3

Errmm.. ok. Thanks a lot for your replies. I start to like this community, haha:DAnyway, this week I'm going to see my dermatologist in order to lower my dose (currently on 40mg/day). The thing is I kinda asked her twice about these tests and her answer was the same as I said in the first post. And I know it's not normal but I feel quite weird to ask her againMeh, I'll see what I can do.However, in case the results will be ok, should I still do tests during the treatment? I mean if I don't have problems after 3 months at this dose, is there any chance to have them later at a lower dose?I'm not afraid of seeing blood, needles or things like that, it's just I have a lot of things to do in this period, beside school. But of course, health is more important.Thanks again!..

Comment #4

I would definitely go for the tests. No use having a stroke if you don't need to! Also, the iPledge program is required by law in the US, but if you are in Canada it is not. Typically your doc should recommend a baseline test before you start your treatment, and subsequent tests every 4-6 weeks to test your triglyceride levels and general liver function...

Comment #5

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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