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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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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?

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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What is Accutane & is it safe?

 What is Accutane & is it safe?

Retinoic acid: It is oral retinoic acid and it has possible side effects. Talk to dermatologist about possible side effects. It helps severe acne but can have teratogenic effects which is why females have to be on birth control. Also significant dryness ...Read more

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Is Accutane safe for acne?

Is Accutane safe for acne?

In selected patients: Accutane works for certain types of treatment resistant acne. However, it has significant side effects that limit its use. It causes serious birth defects so is not safe during pregnancy. It may causes problems with the skin, liver, muscles and vision. While not proven, it has also been linked to depression/suicidal thinking. You need a doc experienced with its use before starting accutane. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink detox while i'm taking accutane?

Don't do it: "detox" drinks are all scams. Your body detoxifies itself naturally, and anybody offering you something awful to drink to "remove the poisons" that supposedly are all around us is simply taking advantage of your (praiseworthy) desire to be healthy. Some "detox / purge" protocols have landed folks in the icu. Focus on a healthy lifestyle from now on rather than "removing poisons.". ...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