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A 33-year-old female asked:

My obgyn recommends not trying to get pregnant for 6 months after accutane. i am 33yo, why do i need to wait longer than a month post treatment?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
They are wrong!!...: Your ob/gyn is not correct in their recommendation. Here is a quote from a reputable source: "females of childbearing potential should not become pregnant during therapy or for 1 month following discontinuation of isotretinoin". On the day you stop therapy, take a pregnancy test. Then take a test 30 days later. At that point, you are clear to try for pregnancy. Good luck!
Last updated Feb 16, 2014

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