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Accutane And Growth Plates
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Extremely rare: The current published data suggests that this side effect occurs in 1 of 10,000 skeletally immature patients taking Accutane for acne. If you are 18, however, chances are that your physes are almost fully closed already. If you are under 18, a simple x-ray of your hand can determine whether your physes remain open and growing. Consider a consult via HealthTap Concierge www.healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
I'm 22 year old male. Took Accutane aged 20 for period of 6 months. Did it stunt my height (closure of bone plates) and stunt my penis growth?
I took Accutane twice for six months each when i was fifteen and sixteen, i'm 19 now. I am shorter than my predicted height, did it stunt my growth?
Unlikely: Accutane is an oral form of vitamin a. The worst side effect for a pregnant female is defects in the development of the fetus. Other side effects can include night vision compromise, dry mucosa/skin, sunburn, nausea/diarrhea, headache, depression, fatigue, triglyceride elevation, aching joints. There is no reliable study that links compromised bone growth/height deficits to taking accutane. ...Read more
Accutane & Growth: Growth arrest has been reported. However, it's very rare. There just isn't enough data to make firm recommendations about x-ray monitoring. I can tell you that it isn't standard practice to obtain such x-rays. As to how reliably predictive they are of side-effects is questionable. ...Read more
My son is 15. I am concerned he has been taking 40 mg per day of Accutane for 3 months. Will it stunt his growth?
Severe acne?: I am assuming he has severe acne and is followed by Dermatology. They typically treat with accutane for 6 months at a time. I am assuming they reviewed the risks with accutane, I am not aware that accutane will stunt your growth, and most likely at 15 he already has had his growth spurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you say if it could isotretinoin ( a.K.A Accutane among other generic names ) stunt my growth?
If you take Accutane for 6 months, does it have any effect on male penile growth? I.E. Hinder or stunt sexual maturation?
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