Guys, how would you feel if the girl you are dating told you she's on Accutane?

i have clear skin from this drug now so has no idea. but I had severe acne and it fixed it . but guys what would you think?


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  • CONTRAINDICATIONS AND WARNINGS

    Accutane must not be used by female patients who are or may become pregnant. There is an extremely high risk that severe birth defects will result if pregnancy occurs while taking Accutane in any amount, even for short periods of time. Potentially any fetus exposed during pregnancy can be affected. There are no accurate means of determining whether an exposed fetus has been affected.

    Birth defects which have been documented following Accutane exposure include abnormalities of the face, eyes, ears, skull, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and thymus and parathyroid glands. Cases of IQ scores less than 85 with or without other abnormalities have been reported. There is an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, and premature births have been reported.

    Documented external abnormalities include: skull abnormality; ear abnormalities (including anotia, micropinna, small or absent external auditory canals); eye abnormalities (including microphthalmia); facial dysmorphia; cleft palate. Documented internal abnormalities include: CNS abnormalities (including cerebral abnormalities, cerebellar malformation, hydrocephalus, microcephaly, cranial nerve deficit); cardiovascular abnormalities; thymus gland abnormality; parathyroid hormone deficiency. In some cases death has occurred with certain of the abnormalities previously noted.

    If pregnancy does occur during treatment of a female patient who is taking Accutane, Accutane must be discontinued immediately and she should be referred to an Obstetrician-Gynecologist experienced in reproductive toxicity for further evaluation and counseling.

    Special Prescribing Requirements

    Because of Accutane's teratogenicity and to minimize fetal exposure, Accutane is approved for marketing only under a special restricted distribution program approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This program is called iPLEDGE™. Accutane must only be prescribed by prescribers who are registered and activated with the iPLEDGE program. Accutane must only be dispensed by a pharmacy registered and activated with iPLEDGE, and must only be dispensed to patients who are registered and meet all the requirements of iPLEDGE

    More here: link link

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What Guys Said 4

  • I'd know she should be on the pill or other BC.

    If taken while pregnant, Accutane causes birth defects, thus any responsible doctor will put the girl on the pill.: link

    link

    That's all I'd think.

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  • Uhm... I'd first have to figure out what the hell Accutane is *goes to google* Ahah, acne prescription. Wouldn't care. Next question.

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  • As long as she isn't on AIDSobtain, I don't care.

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  • I wouldn't think anything of it. It wouldn't be a negative.

    Did you have any bad side effects from taking it? My dermatologist recommended me taking it but I wasn't that comfortable taking it so I haven't taken it yet

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    • dry lips :(

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    • Don't get pregnant: link LOL

    • Well I can't have that problem lol

What Girls Said 3

  • I would tell her that while that will clear her face it's going to cause lots of problems later in life in other parts of her body. My mom and friend are still living with negative effects over ten years later.

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    • what effects?

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    • Uh, my sister took Accutane as a teen and she has 3(expecting a fourth) healthy children and she's healthy herself

      You'll find bad cases with any medication.

    • Read up on the class action lawsuits...

  • You're over-analyzing

    They don't care, no one cares

    I took it for 6 months and no one other than those who've shared the experiences have given 2 fluffy poodles that I've taken it

    Yeah, you get the few uneducated wackos who are all against the drug because they have heard one or 2 bad things about it, but those are few and far in between

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  • What difference would it make? I can't see this bring a deal breaker

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