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A 20-year-old male asked:

Is lipid profile test and lft necesary before starting isotretinoin treatment for a normal 20 yr old?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Side effects: Accutane, or isotretinoin, can cause liver damage and elevated triglycerides in 15-25% of test subjects. I would not recommend its use in someone who already has abnormalities in their liver function or lipid profiles.
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