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Doctor insights on: Accutane Preganacy

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Dr. James Lin
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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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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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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'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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Is Accutane affective?

Is Accutane affective?

For acne? yes: Accutane is remarkably effective in healing severe acne. Get to your doctor to discuss it's use in your case. There is some risk to mental health with accutane, but you should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in accutane?

13 cis retinoid acid: It is a synthetic deriviative of vitamin a which was first introduced in the early 80s for severe cystic acne not controllable by antibiotics. A course of Accutane is 15-20 weeks, and needs to be repeated in about 25 per cent of peole who take it. Women of childbearing years mist be monitored form one month prior to starting Accutane to one month after finishing the course of accutane. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use accutane?

Depends: Read the i pledge book for all the side effects and decide if the timeing is right for you. Good candidates love it and have gotten their acne under control. Laser skin care is very helpful with acne and if you do a series of those treatments it will lower your dosage needed for complete acne control. ...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