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Is it safe to use retinoic acid while pregnant?

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Dr. William Bearden
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No

Retinoic acid is the active ingredient in accutane, a drug used to treat severe acne.
This chemical has been found to be significantly dangerous throughout the entire pregnancy, but especially in the first 3-5 weeks of the developing fetus, causing significant abnormalities. It is crucial to discontinue retinoic acid at least 3 months prior to pregnancy.

In brief: No

Retinoic acid is the active ingredient in accutane, a drug used to treat severe acne.
This chemical has been found to be significantly dangerous throughout the entire pregnancy, but especially in the first 3-5 weeks of the developing fetus, causing significant abnormalities. It is crucial to discontinue retinoic acid at least 3 months prior to pregnancy.
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