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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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What is the best contraception while on accutane?

What is the best contraception while on accutane?

The one that...: ...Prevents you from getting pregnant. I'm not being flippant; if you get pregnant while taking Accutane the risk of having a baby with birth defects is very high. So you need to do whatever you have to do to avoid becoming pregnant. Most experts advise using at least two distinct forms of birth control. Of course, the only foolproof way to avoid becoming pregnant is to not have sex. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i go on accutane, will the doctor make me go on birth control?

I'm wondering if i go on accutane, will the doctor make me go on birth control?

Absolutely: Accutane is a major cause of birth defects. You absolutely cannot become pregnant while taking this med. And don't depend on your partner to provide the birth control. You need to do it. ...Read more

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How effective is Accutane for acne and do you need to be on birth control to take it?

Need birth control!: Accutane is a very effective treatment when other treatments have failed. However, this medicine can cause terrible birth defects. You should be on two forms of birth control to use this medicine, and most states put restrictions on which doctors can even write for this medicine. These concerns limited to female patients, but also some warnings regarding patients with mental health issues a well. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to stop using birth control pills while on Accutane without your doctor knowing?

Yes: Your doctor is trusting you to take the pills. You can have a baby with birth defects if you get pregnant on acutane. Don't go there! ...Read more

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Does Accutane reduce the effectiveness of the Nexplanon implant birth control? I will be taking Accutane soon and I would like to know.

Does Accutane reduce the effectiveness of the Nexplanon implant birth control? I will be taking Accutane soon and I would like to know.

Accutane: All women of child bearing age who are contemplating use of Accutane should be on birth control. There is no known contraindication with Nexplanon and this type of long-term contraception can minimize accidental pregnancy due to noncompliance with medication. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss and birth control with accutane-?

Is it normal to have hair loss and birth control with accutane-?

Accutane ; Hair Loss: One of accutane's well known side effects is hair loss. Your genetic risk for hair loss and the duration of your Accutane treatment determines its severity. The good news is that we've successfully reversed hair loss in Accutane patients. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...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