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Take isotretinoin with food or milk.
Always take isotretinoin with a full glass of water to prevent the capsule from melting in your esophagus (food pipe), causing irritation. Do not chew or suck on the capsule. Swallow it as quickly as possible.
Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your acne may seem to get worse at first, but should then begin to improve.
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Is it ok to consume any dairy products or do i have to wait an hour after I took one of those pills because it would effect the absorption of the drug?
Yes it is okay to consume any dairy products.
You do not have to wait an hour after the pills that you take.
You can even take the medication with milk as mentioned in the literature. So it should not affect absorption to any significant degree.
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