A 29-year-old male asked:

Hi doc i am male im currently using oratane and my girlfriend just got pregnant can it affect the bby if i keep using it?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Oratane ?'s: Oratane treatment for acne is topical, and contact with a pregnant female, especially in the first three months of pregnancy might create problems for the fetus. Check with an OB physician for clear direction on taking Oratane and it's potential effect on pregnancy.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Your pills, right ?: Oratane(accutane) pills as a treatment for acne is a problem if a woman is taking it during pregnancy. It would have no effect on the fetus if you as the father took it while she is pregnant.
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