Birth defects, pregnancy terminations, miscarriages in users of acne drug

Posted by on April 25, 2016 6:15 pm
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Canada’s program that aims to prevent pregnancy in women who use the powerful acne drug isotretinoin (Accutane) is not effective, found a new study. Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne. It can severely harm a fetus, causing craniofacial, cardiac and central nervous system defects, as well as a high likelihood of miscarriage or medical termination, report researchers.

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