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Are other prescription creams like acutane or retinol safe to take as well?
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
In brief: Accutane
Generally, as long as you are not pregnant.

In brief: Accutane
Generally, as long as you are not pregnant.
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Dr. Roy Bergstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: For the most part.
While oral agents such as Accutane and Doxycycline cause significant birth defects and should be avoided.
The topical agents are felt to be relatively safe in pregnancy. Benzoyl peroxide is the recommended agent for the treatment of acne in pregnancy. As with any medication or agent check with your health care provider before using any agent.

In brief: For the most part.
While oral agents such as Accutane and Doxycycline cause significant birth defects and should be avoided.
The topical agents are felt to be relatively safe in pregnancy. Benzoyl peroxide is the recommended agent for the treatment of acne in pregnancy. As with any medication or agent check with your health care provider before using any agent.
Dr. Roy Bergstrom
Dr. Roy Bergstrom
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