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Can I take prescription acne medication while pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology
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In brief: Medication with preg

Some yes and some no.
Benzoyl peroxide and Erythromycin are safe during pregnancy. Tetracycline derivatives and Accutane should never be used during pregnancy.

In brief: Medication with preg

Some yes and some no.
Benzoyl peroxide and Erythromycin are safe during pregnancy. Tetracycline derivatives and Accutane should never be used during pregnancy.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: No

Prescription medications for acne include topical treatments (such as tazorac (tazarotene) and retin-a), antibiotics, oral contraceptives and oral medications such as (accutane).
Accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) and Retin-A should not be taken during pregnancy because they have been associated with severe birth defects particularly when taken in the first trimester.

In brief: No

Prescription medications for acne include topical treatments (such as tazorac (tazarotene) and retin-a), antibiotics, oral contraceptives and oral medications such as (accutane).
Accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) and Retin-A should not be taken during pregnancy because they have been associated with severe birth defects particularly when taken in the first trimester.
Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
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