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Doctor insights on: Accutane And Pregnancy

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Accutane during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Accutane during pregnancy?

No!!: It is harmful during pregnancy. The fda categorizes Accutane as a pregnancy category x, meaning that serious problems could occur if this medication is used during pregnancy. Accutane has been shown to cause miscarriages and severe birth defects. ...Read more

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I got pregnant exactly three months after the last dose of accutane. Should i terminate pregnancy?

No: Accutane stays in your system for 30 days after you stop taking it. Most likely your baby is not affected after 3 months. You should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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I'm a woman on accutane. Had sex and condom broke but also taking BC pills. Chances of pregnancy?? Should I take Plan B as a backup?

I'm a woman on accutane. Had sex and condom broke but also taking BC pills. Chances of pregnancy?? Should I take Plan B as a backup?

Yes- you're at risk: BC pills being taken at the same time can certainly give you 1 level of protection but having vaginal sex with a fertile male ALWAYS runs you the risk of pregnancy. If you're within 24 hrs. of when you had relations then, Plan B can still work. Greater than that then, it may not be worth doing that.... ...Read more

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How safe is accutane?

How safe is accutane?

Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more

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How good is accutane?

Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prior to taking the drug and agree to using at least two forms of birth control. This drug is not for everyone and can only be prescribed by physicians specifically trained in its use. ...Read more

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Should I take accutane?

Should I take accutane?

Depends: Its hard to say without knowing more about you. However, Accutane is an exceptional medication for treating cystic acne, with marked results seen. There are unfortunately side effects as well as monitoring to be performed, so it is best to check with your doctor to determine whether or not to start. ...Read more

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Is 80 mg Accutane too much?

Is 80 mg Accutane too much?

Accutane dose: The recommended dosage range for Accutane is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks. Therefore, the appropriate dose for YOU depends on your weight. ...Read more

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Could i tan while on accutane?

Could i tan while on accutane?

Should not: Tanning is the worse thing one can do to the skin Accutane will make one more sensitive to tanning rays, . ...Read more

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I want accutane, how to get it?

Dangerous drug: You will need to consult with a physician knowledgeable in the diagnosis and treatment of the skin problems you are experiencing. When or if this is considered appropriate for your case, you will be required to sign off on the information describing its potential toxic effects. Once you have been informed /the prescription can be written.Continuation will require followup. ...Read more

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How can I be prescribed accutane?

Time for a visit: Accutane is considered more dangerous than many other medications because of a variety of unusual side effects in some recipients. I do not use it in my practice preferring to let the dermatologists determine those most appropriate for its use and monitoring their case for the potential side effects.Schedule a visit and expect to sign release forms that document your understanding of the risks. ...Read more

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How should I correctly take accutane?

Consult with doctor: You'll need to see a doctor who prescribes Accutane and who uses the ipledge program (a government computer database designed to track proper use of the drug). You need to be evaluated and screened to see if you're a good candidate for accutane, informed of the side-effects, get appropriate labs, and then monitored while on the drug. Absolutely cannot get pregnant while on accutane. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go on accutane?

Do you think I should go on accutane?

Accutane: Extremely effective medicine for acne but many potential and serious side effects. Discuss with your doctor whether or not benefits exceed potential risks and side effects. ...Read more

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Is it easier to tan while you are on accutane?

No: Accutane causes sunburn and you will be instructed to wear sunblock. Tanning can cause skin cancer. If you think you must look tan use the spray tanning since they are safer. ...Read more

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Can the benefits of Accutane outweigh the risks?

Accutane: Accutane is a great drug but needs to be monitored carefully when administered. Whether the benefits outweigh the risks must be evaluated in each patients individual circumstance. ...Read more

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Are there any harmful effects from using accutane?

Can be: The list of side effects are long, but most are temporary. Simply google side effects and will get pages. Very strong medication should discuss side effects with your pmd. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more