A 19-year-old female asked:
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does accutane has a dangerous side effect (such as fatal birth defects) in the future like 3-5 years after taking the medication?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 contraception if sexually active, before, during and after treatment. Check information on the 'ipledge' program. Other side effects than fetal problems, are numerous, and the drug should be used under strict medical supervision, best wishes
Answered on Nov 30, 2016
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