Stunted growth in height
"The FDA's medication guide for Accutane states the drug "may stop long bone growth in teenagers who are still growing." Several reports state spontaneous premature epiphyseal closure can occur in acne patients receiving recommended doses of Accutane, and has been seen after only 5 months of treatment with a dose of 0.5 mg/kg in a 16 year old boy. Since the age until complete ossification of bones varies between individuals (17–20 years for upper limbs, 18–23 years for lower limbs) and since many are prescribed Accutane in their late teens when growth still occurs, but has begun decelerating, there is a risk that deceleration of growth from use of isotretinoin is mistakenly seen as the normal deceleration of growth. The effect of multiple courses of Accutane on epiphyseal closure is unknown."
Go to wikipedia to see all the sources: http://en.wikipedia....rowth_in_height
There are at least 10 independent scientific studies that support this.
There are several studies that says accutane has no effect on growth.. but they are all funded by the drug company that makes it (Roche)..
If you take accutane you are playing Russian Roulette with their health. Any doctor who prescribes this drug to anyone below the age 21 is fucking stupid.
Edited by Welt, 19 January 2012 - 02:30 AM.