Can I Take AcnEase® while on a Prescription Medicine?

Can I Take AcnEase® while on a Prescription Medicine?

We get this question alot, 'Can I safely (and effectively) take AcnEase® while taking a prescription medicine?' Whether your other prescription medicine is for acne or something else, we have all the answers you'll need (and if you don't see your prescription medicine listed below, please reach out to us and we will get you the answers you need).

Can I take AcnEase® while on...

...Accutane  (Isotretinoin)?  

Accutane is presently a subject of a class action suit due to the severe side effects and has been taken off the market. Generic forms of Accutane are still on the market and prescribed. If you decide to stay on the generic Accutane (Isotretinoin), know that it carries the same adverse effects as Accutane. In addition, according to American law, you lose your right to be compensated for any damages caused by the drug if you use the generic form of it.

There is no counter indication to using AcnEase® and Isotretinoin together; however, we don't recommend using them together since we are very concerned about Accutane and generic isotretinoin products adverse effects and do not want to be associated with them.  Additionally, we don't know if taking them together would make AcnEase® less efficient because of those adverse effects. Ultimately, we do not want our product to be associated in any way with Accutane and Isotretinoin.

...oral antibiotics?

The best approach is to complete your antibiotic treatment before you start AcnEase®. There is NO adverse interaction between AcnEase® and antibiotics, but since antibiotics have a number of adverse effects like increasing sun sensitivity, possible GI (stomach and intestines) issues, allergic reactions, and of course with a long-term use, the possibility of developing resistance to them, we do not want to be associated with those side effects. In addition antibiotics are metabolized  by the liver and this may reduce the efficacy of AcnEase®  if  you use antibiotics long term (over 6 months). If you are to use oral antibiotics for a short term (1-2 weeks) or are weaning yourself off them to start AcnEase, you may use the product together for those last two weeks. AcnEase® has NO known side effects or counter indications. If you have to take antibiotics for a longer period of time for reasons other than acne, you may opt to use AcnEase® anyway. Please advise a physician before taking AcnEase® with antibiotics and  observe all the precautions and counter indications associated with antibiotics such as sun restrictions and special diet.

...topical antibiotics?

You may use both. In time, AcnEase® should provide satisfactory improvement without any additional prescription products.  Be aware however that topical antibiotics may cause a host of side effects including highly increased sensitivity to sun, so you must be alerted to that and follow necessary precautions.  

...oral contraceptives (OCs)?

Yes, you can take AcnEase® while taking birth control pills. AcnEase® does not directly impact circulating hormone levels in the blood and will not affect the hormones from your oral contraceptive (OC). However, if the ONLY reason why you are taking OCs is to control acne, think twice and familiarize yourself with the potential side effects of OCs including blood clots, more severe acne, weight gain, GI issues, tenderness of the breasts, etc.  The ingredients in AcnEase® have natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects in addition to reducing sebaceous gland secretions. This combination of effects is responsible for the ability of AcnEase® to prevent new pimples from forming and treating existing acne.  


Spirinolactone (Aldactone) is administered to women with "androgen" induced acne.  Spirinolactone has a dual effect: it inhibits the release of testosterone from the adrenal glands and also has an "anti-androgen" effect. AcnEase works to reduce sebaceous gland secretions, which in a way is complimentary to the effects of Aldactone, IF prescribing Spironolactone has been deemed medically safe and beneficial. We have had women with androgen-induced acne switch to AcnEase® only to successfully treat their acne, as well as those that have used it in combination with Spironolactone without any adverse side effects resulting from the combination of both. However, Spironolactone has some warnings and side effects you need to look at to make an educated decision onwhich option you are to chose.   

...antidepressant medications such as Paxil?

Yes, you can use Paxil (paroxetine), which belongs to a class of drugs called SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and AcnEase together.  Paxil increases serotonin levels in the brain.  It is a psychotropic drug used for depression, mood swings, bi-polar disorder,  etc. As AcnEase® will not prevent Paxil and similar medications from working, please note that studies have shown that antidepressants like Paxil may increase the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults.

...drugs used to treat hyperglycemia such as Metformin?

There are no contraindications for drugs used to treat hyperglycemia, such as metformin or other oral hypoglycemic agents. The ingredients in AcnEase® will neither impact blood glucose levels nor interfere with any medicines used for diabetes.

...drugs used to treat hypothyroidism such as Synthroid?

There is no interaction between AcnEase® and Synthroid or any other thyroid drugs used to treat hypothyroidism. You can take both medicines at the same time.

...blood pressure medication?

Yes, you may take any blood pressure controlling medication and AcnEase® together without any interaction.

...cholesterol medication?

Yes, you may take these medications with AcnEase® without any interaction.

... inflammatory disease drugs such as Humira and Remicade?

The ingredients in AcnEase® will not interfere with these drugs; the only issue you need to consider is whether your GI system will tolerate the ingredients in AcnEase®. By this we mean that there are some people with food allergies that can develop mild diarrhea when taking AcnEase®. The ingredient most often associated with allergies is the dandelion extract. There is no data that the remaining ingredients are associated with allergic reactions. In addition, AcnEase® does not contain any soy-based products, GMOs and is gluten free.


With a Promise of Clear Skin,
Dr. A 


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