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Is my acne bad enough for accutane? I am not ttc at this time but don't want to risk fetal deformation if my ocs mess up.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Your call

Your dermatologist will not prescribe Accutane if there is any possibility of your becoming pregnant.
Acne in a young woman can usually be managed by a combination of topical agents such as a Clindamycin / retinoic combination and a systemic antibiotic such as erythromycin. If you have someone special who truly loves you, he may not even consider your acne a problem -- he can help you decide.

In brief: Your call

Your dermatologist will not prescribe Accutane if there is any possibility of your becoming pregnant.
Acne in a young woman can usually be managed by a combination of topical agents such as a Clindamycin / retinoic combination and a systemic antibiotic such as erythromycin. If you have someone special who truly loves you, he may not even consider your acne a problem -- he can help you decide.
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