Medical Specialty >> Pharmacy

Doctors Lounge - Pharmacy Answers

Back to Pharmacy Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 9/5/2017.

Forum Name: Pharmacy & Drug Topics

Question: Accutane & Dextromethorphan

 Chase - Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:34 pm

Im on Accutane treatment, the acne medication. my doctor has warned me it is very harsh on the liver, and should not be consumed with alcohol. I am getting monthly bloodtests to check my liver, and alcohol shows up on it.
I abuse Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide [DXM] recreationaly, and am wondering if it can be hazardous to the liver, and will distrupt the accutane treatment. Im not sure if Dextromethorphan even effects the liver.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:03 am

User avatar Hi Chase,
To my knowledge there are no documented adverse effects on the liver from Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide nor contraindications in use with Accutane.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us