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Safe Accutane Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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
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
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
My doctor said I have to take Accutane for just a month. I'm worried about side effects. How safe is this?
Unusual: Diagnosis? Very unusual to use this at your age. Typical use is for 5 five months for severe cystic acne. Primary risk is for birth defects, so you must be extremely careful to avoid pregnancy while on it. That may not be an issue at age 50. The other common effects are rise in triglycerides (and cholesterol), dry skin, especially dry lips and dry eyes, dry inside nose, headaches. Your d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stopped taking Accutane 9/4, had a blood test on 9/13 to check levels. It will take 2-8 days from today to get results and i ovulate within 2-4days. Is it safe to conceive after being off 2+ weeks?
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