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What are the side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Isotretinoin

potential side effects may include: skin rashes or infections, nosebleeds, bone or joint pain / tenderness.
, dry eyes w burning, redness & itching, lip inflammation & peeling of skin. Avoiding sun exposure is needed. Less common: depression, headache, suicidal ideations / attempts, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, visual changes.

In brief: Isotretinoin

potential side effects may include: skin rashes or infections, nosebleeds, bone or joint pain / tenderness.
, dry eyes w burning, redness & itching, lip inflammation & peeling of skin. Avoiding sun exposure is needed. Less common: depression, headache, suicidal ideations / attempts, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, visual changes.
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