Examples of teratogens include alcohol, thalidomide, cocaine, certain seizure medications, diethylstilbestrol (DES), and the anti-acne drug Accutane.
A drug reserved for the treatment of severe acne, oral isotretinoin (Accutane), reduces sebum production and cell stickiness.
Isotretinoin (Accutane) is an oral drug that is prescribed only for very severe, disfiguring acne.
Isotretinoin (Accutane), which is taken by mouth in capsule form, is available only with a physician's prescription.
"Accutane." American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.
In addition, nursing mothers should not use Accutane.
Research indicates that 25-35 percent of babies born to women taking Accutane will experience birth defects.
In addition, Accutane increases the risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
Your doctor should conduct a pregnancy test 30 days before prescribing Accutane.
A pregnancy test is also required before each prescription can be refilled, right after you take your last dose of Accutane and 30 days after stopping the treatment.
For example, the acne medication Accutane has been linked to birth defects of the heart and central nervous system.
If first-line treatments fail, isotretinoin (brand name Accutane) is an option.
Other medical acne treatment includes antibiotic creams or pills, tretinoin (brand name Retin-A), and isotretinoin (brand name, Accutane).
Accutane in particular has a severe side effect -- it has the potential to cause birth defects if a woman becomes pregnant while on the medication.
The most popular brand name for this medication is Accutane.
Be warned, though, that vitamin A is potent and should not be taken in large doses; this is predominantly why it is available via prescription in the form of Retin-A and Accutane.
A medication such as Accutane may well halt the production of cystic acne, but it won't get rid of the underlying problem.
One of the most popular, but also controversial, prescription acne medications is isotretinoin, more commonly known as Accutane.
Unfortunately, much is not known about the long-term effects of Accutane on the rest of the body, but the side effects that are documented are troubling.
Oral antibiotics: For severe cases of adult acne, some dermatologists recommend oral treatments, such as Accutane or Sotret.
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