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Safe Accutane Pregnancy
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
I got pregnant exactly three months after the last dose of accutane. Should i terminate pregnancy?
Just got 1st Accutane rx. For next 4 mo.S do I have to wait at least 30days for each pregnancy/blood test or is it okay to go in a few days before?
Follow the rules: Follow the rules you've discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
If you are taking Accutane isotretinoin, and you take a home pregnancy test will the results be wrong because of the chemicals in the drug?
No: In fact, most doctors require to take one before filling your prescription. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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