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Question: Sun Exposure after use of Acnetane
|Sun Monkey - Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:31 am||
I need some help please Doc. I've been on Acnetane for the last 6 months and reached the end of my cycle with great results. What is the time period that i should wait before i can tan again?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:38 pm||
Since the safety of tanning is in question all by itself. Isotretinoin (I assume that is the medication you mean - in the USA it is marketed as Accutane but we do not have Acnetane here) does increase photosensitivity, avoidance of this activity is the safest course. You might try self-tanning sprays or creams instead. But, if you must tan, I don't have any guidelines about the period of time you should wait. I would recommend at least a month.
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