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What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Relatively safe/few

The following study documented that the long term effects of Accutane were relatively minor and safe.
These were related to skin and mucous membranes ~5% and include xeroderma (dry skin), dry eyes, arthralgias (joint aches) and aggravation of eczema. For further details see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7918010.

In brief: Relatively safe/few

The following study documented that the long term effects of Accutane were relatively minor and safe.
These were related to skin and mucous membranes ~5% and include xeroderma (dry skin), dry eyes, arthralgias (joint aches) and aggravation of eczema. For further details see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7918010.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Rare

Long term side effects are rare but occasionally people may have trouble tolerating contact lenses or it may aggravate inflammatory bowel problems.
It does not affect your child bearing potential.

In brief: Rare

Long term side effects are rare but occasionally people may have trouble tolerating contact lenses or it may aggravate inflammatory bowel problems.
It does not affect your child bearing potential.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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