Skin Disorders

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Isotretinoin is also known as Accutane

THE SAFETY OF ISOTRETINOIN DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

THIS MEDICATION CAN CAUSE HARM TO YOUR BABY: Isotretinoin should not be taken during pregnancy because of the increased risk of serious birth defects. Human studies that have looked at the safety of isotretinoin during pregnancy suggest this medication increases the risk of  defects of the baby's skull, limbs, heart, and face. Due to its toxicity, isotretinoin should be avoided while breastfeeding.


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