A 24-year-old female asked:

My dermatologist prescribed me isotretinoin, should i worry about side effects? it is good or safe to take? im worried about the sayings of this medication?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I’m sure your Doctor explained carefully the side effects before prescribing it.It is a wonderful medication for bad acne &it rarely causes severe side effects however,be sure to follow ALL your Dermatologist’s recommendations AND,either abstain from having sex, or use 2 forms of birth control.You will have dry skin,cracked lips,use moisturizer&aquaphor.They will resolve after stopping
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