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Is it safe to take retin-a while pregnant?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree
In brief: NO
Retin a (tretinoin) is a drug for the treatment of acne and is not safe to take during pregnancy as it is known to cause defects in the developing fetus.
Dermatologists recommend the use of two forms of contraception while taking retina. If a pregnancy is suspected or occurs while taking this drug. Your ob/gyn should be contacted immediately.

In brief: NO
Retin a (tretinoin) is a drug for the treatment of acne and is not safe to take during pregnancy as it is known to cause defects in the developing fetus.
Dermatologists recommend the use of two forms of contraception while taking retina. If a pregnancy is suspected or occurs while taking this drug. Your ob/gyn should be contacted immediately.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The fda labeling does not consider retina or other retinoids safe in pregnancy.
You can use over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Prescription benzoyl peroxide or Erythromycin is safe, because Erythromycin is safe orally. Some women acne will i prove in pregnancy. Machines such as claro are also safe in pregnancy- heat only.

In brief: No
The fda labeling does not consider retina or other retinoids safe in pregnancy.
You can use over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Prescription benzoyl peroxide or Erythromycin is safe, because Erythromycin is safe orally. Some women acne will i prove in pregnancy. Machines such as claro are also safe in pregnancy- heat only.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Retin-A
No! Retin-A is a category c medication.
This means animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies. Do not use Retin-A while pregnant.

In brief: Retin-A
No! Retin-A is a category c medication.
This means animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies. Do not use Retin-A while pregnant.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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