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How long does it take to get birth defects if on accutane

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not Known: If you mean how much or how long an Accutane exposure is required to increase the risk of birth defects, I do not think there are hard facts.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Accutane: The timing of exposure to the fetus is the critical determining factor, not the dose.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Accutane: Accutane is known to cause human fetal abnormalities. While a woman is on Accutane she should use one or two reliable forms of contraception to preven... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Accutane is one of several medications listed as category x or dangerous if used during pregnancy.It is known to cause birth defects in the developin... Read More
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It WILL cause defect: "The baseline population risk of malformations is 3-5%, but it increases to almost 30% in women exposed to isotretinoin during the first trimester of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 37 years experience
Accutane: There are multiple birth defects associated with intrauterine exposure to accutane. There is a certain critical time in the pregnancy where the greate... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Category X: Isotretinoin (accutane) is a significant human teratogen. It's marketed for cystic acne & despite methods to try to avoid pregnancies, it still happen... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: pregnancy has to be avoided 1 month before starting treatment, during treatment and one month after stopping the treatment, need to use two methods of... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unrelated: Any sperm that might be affected during use are long gone 9 years later.We have no data suggesting males use of Accutane relates sperm or causes any b... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Who says it's safe?: It is one of the more toxic drugs, and the only reason we use it is because for some people, the pain of living with severe acne makes its risks worth... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience
No: It affects only mother takes during pregnancy, not the father, make sure he does not rub it on you by mistake.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Possibly - stop it!: Retin-a is a known teratogen and its use is strongly discouraged throughout pregnancy! stop using it now, talk to a genetic counselot and get a compre... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Accutane birth defects include the ears, eyes, face, skull, heart and brain.