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Can Accutane cause birth defects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Accutane is one of several medications listed as category x or dangerous if used during pregnancy.It is known to cause birth defects in the developing fetus.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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No: It affects only mother takes during pregnancy, not the father, make sure he does not rub it on you by mistake.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Not Known: If you mean how much or how long an Accutane exposure is required to increase the risk of birth defects, I do not think there are hard facts.

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