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How long should you wait to get pregnant after accutane?

How long should you wait to get pregnant after accutane?

2 months: The Accutane program called ipledge follows a woman along during her use of accutane. She has to be on 2 forms of birth control until 1 month after stopping the accutane, and then check a pregnancy test at that time (in addition to other earlier pregnancy tests during the ipledge program). Some people like to be extra cautious, and wait another month longer, before trying for a baby. ...Read more

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My obgyn recommends not trying to get pregnant for 6 months after accutane. I am 33yo, why do I need to wait longer than a month post treatment?

My obgyn recommends not trying to get pregnant for 6 months after accutane. I am 33yo, why do I need to wait longer than a month post treatment?

They are wrong!!...: Your ob/gyn is not correct in their recommendation. Here is a quote from a reputable source: "females of childbearing potential should not become pregnant during therapy or for 1 month following discontinuation of isotretinoin". On the day you stop therapy, take a pregnancy test. Then take a test 30 days later. At that point, you are clear to try for pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does it hurt the baby if a women is trying to get pregnant on accutane, but doesn't hurt the baby if a man is on Accutane trying to get a women that does not take Accutane pregnant?

Developing fetus: The acutane you're taking is in your system while the fluids and nutrients are going to the developing fetus. When the baby is exposed to acutane during organ development it has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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Can Accutane cause damage to your egg and making you unable to get pregnant? I've been trying to get pregnant and is having trouble. Please advise

Can Accutane cause damage to your egg and making you unable to get pregnant? I've been trying to get pregnant and is having trouble. Please advise

See details: Accutane can cause severe fetal deformities if you become pregnant while taking it. It will not cause long term issues as regards the ability to become pregnant. ...Read more

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I stopped Accutane 6 months ago and i'm trying to get pregnant and having difficulties. Is it the cause and could it damage all my eggs? I'm scared

I stopped Accutane 6 months ago and  i'm trying to get pregnant and having difficulties.  Is it the cause and could it damage all my eggs? I'm scared

No relation: There is no evidence to suggest that as long as you wait a month after taking Accutane it will affect your ability to become pregnant. It certainly does nothing to affect your ovaries. It only affects the developing fetus. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after acutane to be able to get pregnant?

How long do you have to wait after acutane to be able to get pregnant?

1 month: Most of the medicine byproducts are gone after 10 days since last dose. But it's recommended to wait 30 days before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Will my baby have birh defects? I got pregnant three months after my last dose of Accutane. I ionly took two Accutane

Negligible risk: The half life of Accutane (time for half to be gone from your body) is about a day. By three months out there is none in your system to cause a problem. There is no data suggesting a higher frequency of birth defects in women who took the med at times unrelated to an actual pregnancy. ...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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My bf and i didnt use condoms but i am bc for 8 months now. he precumed inside of me. Could i be pregnant? And also im on accutane

My bf and i didnt use condoms but i am bc for 8 months now. he precumed inside of me. Could i be pregnant? And also im on accutane

Hopefully not: If you have been taking birth control pills as instructed then you should be safe from pregnancy. Because of birth defects with Accutane it is mandatory that you take birth control. All the best. ...Read more

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Does accutane cause menstruation delays or other related abnormalities?Taking 30 mg daily for past 3months.age 29.nt pregnant n not taking birth pills

Does accutane cause menstruation delays or other related abnormalities?Taking 30 mg daily for past 3months.age 29.nt pregnant n not taking birth pills

Accutane: Accutane can delay menses. It is also a teratogen- can cause serious birth defects. In the US, patients on accutane are often put on birth control to prevent pregnancy. Make sure you are on a reliable form of birth control if you decide to become sexually active while on accutane. ...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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Does clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% acne medicine have Accutane in it? If so i was using it before i realized i was pregnant is my fetus okay?

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Does clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% acne medicine have Accutane in it? If so i was using it before i realized i was pregnant is my fetus okay?

No: Unless your medication specifically says it has Isotretinoin in it, drug companies don't sneak in other drugs into their formulations. ...Read more

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