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Can Accutane cause birth defects?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
5 doctors agree

In brief: It WILL cause defect

"The baseline population risk of malformations is 3-5%, but it increases to almost 30% in women exposed to isotretinoin during the first trimester of pregnancy.
" see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19961047 Many are profound, horrible defects--absent ears, tiny brain, deafness and blindness. Effects may occur many months after a woman ceases taking it.

In brief: It WILL cause defect

"The baseline population risk of malformations is 3-5%, but it increases to almost 30% in women exposed to isotretinoin during the first trimester of pregnancy.
" see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19961047 Many are profound, horrible defects--absent ears, tiny brain, deafness and blindness. Effects may occur many months after a woman ceases taking it.
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Accutane is one of several medications listed as category x or dangerous if used during pregnancy.
It is known to cause birth defects in the developing fetus.

In brief: Yes

Accutane is one of several medications listed as category x or dangerous if used during pregnancy.
It is known to cause birth defects in the developing fetus.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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