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Does the topical cream Retin-A have the same active

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does the topical cream Retin-A have the same active ingredient as the oral drug accutane?
These two drugs are chemically related, but they are not identical drugs.

Did you have more questions about these two drugs?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

how long does it take for accutane to clear your system after a course of treatment for drug testing purposed?

Why would they test you for this medication? - This is not a medication that is generally abused, and therefore of no interest in drug testing panels.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

so you're saying it can't be tested for in a normal drug test?

I have never seen this drug included in a drug testing panel. Is there some reason you are particularly concerned that they would test for this medication.

Why are you being drug tested?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

can the Olympus AU-800 Automated Chemistry Analyzer detect accutane?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Does the military actually test for accutane?

Thank you for your question:

I apologize for the interruption

The military random drug testing program does NOT include testing for this drug.

This medication is not a drug of abuse, it does not interfere with military readiness and is not an illegal drug.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i took accutane, 120mg/day for 7 days, how long would that take to get out of my system for drug testing purposes?

As I mentioned, this drug is not included in the military or other drug testing panels used for pre-employment or legal purposes.

It will not be identified in a drug test.
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