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Why is Accutane so dangerous to use?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Very potent med with

Numerous potentially severe side effects: known to cause birth defects; can cause loss of bone mass, inflammatory bowel, liver damage, pancreatitis, psychosis, severe allergic reactions, hearing impairment, cataracts, inflamed optic nerve, & many others.
Should be administered only by dermatologist well trained in its use & dangers.

In brief: Very potent med with

Numerous potentially severe side effects: known to cause birth defects; can cause loss of bone mass, inflammatory bowel, liver damage, pancreatitis, psychosis, severe allergic reactions, hearing impairment, cataracts, inflamed optic nerve, & many others.
Should be administered only by dermatologist well trained in its use & dangers.
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