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what are the side effects of accutane on women

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Accutane: Common ones are anemia, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, increase liver enzymes, dry inflamed skin, rash, muscle/joint/back pains, increase cholesterol & sug ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Many: Accutane has lots of side effects. The main one is dryness. It dries out your body, eyes, nose, lips, skin, mucous membranes, etc. Your skin will s ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Dry skin: Accutane has a drying effect so dry skin/chapped lips are the more noticeable side effects. There are potential links to inflammatory bowel disease l ... Read More
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Big drug!: The most concerning side effect is the potential for causing severe birth defects so you have to be on birth control to use it. It can effect the live ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience Retinal Surgery
Many: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-6661-accutane+oral.aspx?drugid=6661&drugname=accutane+oral&pagenumber=6.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Varies 1-2 months: It can vary 1-2 months
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
One month: The side effects of Accutane generally wear off in one month after stopping Accutane and you can safely conceive a child 2 months after stopping accut ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
No.: No convincing evidence that Accutane can cause death.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Up to 1-2 months aft: May last 1-2 months.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Most say "Yes!": This is the definitive treatment for severe acne, which is a terrible personal and professional liability. If you have deep cystic acne, you'll probab ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Born with defects: I'm not sure if you mean which trimester(s) is it dangerous for the baby or when do the side effects show up after the baby is born, but the problems ... Read More

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