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How long does it take to get birth defects if on accutane?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Accutane

Accutane is known to cause human fetal abnormalities.
While a woman is on Accutane she should use one or two reliable forms of contraception to prevent conception. Accutane stays in the body for a long time, so after stopping Accutane contraception must be continued for at least 3 months.

In brief: Accutane

Accutane is known to cause human fetal abnormalities.
While a woman is on Accutane she should use one or two reliable forms of contraception to prevent conception. Accutane stays in the body for a long time, so after stopping Accutane contraception must be continued for at least 3 months.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not Known

If you mean how much or how long an Accutane exposure is required to increase the risk of birth defects, I do not think there are hard facts.

In brief: Not Known

If you mean how much or how long an Accutane exposure is required to increase the risk of birth defects, I do not think there are hard facts.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Accutane

The timing of exposure to the fetus is the critical determining factor, not the dose.

In brief: Accutane

The timing of exposure to the fetus is the critical determining factor, not the dose.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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