Is Accutane dangerous when used according to the directions?

No. When taken under the close monitoring of your doctor, Accutane is safe and one of the most effective medicines we have for acne. Most patients will experience dry skin. Muscle and joint aches are uncommon. Accutane may raise your cholesterol and liver enzymes so routine blood work is important. Rare side effects include depression and birth defects if women take this medication while pregnant.
Depends. All medications have side-effects. However, when you weight the risks vs benefits and benefits wins out - then it would seem appropriate to give it a try., .