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Birth Defects

I need some information about the teratogenic side effects of accutane. I have read that pregnant women are not allowed to take it because of birth defects, but is there the possibility that (a) women who conceive after finishing a course can still have children with birth defects (b) males who have taken accutane can beget children with birth defects.

I would appreciate any information on this subject. Thanks!

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I did a TON of research on this subject because I am starting accutane next week and plan to start a family about a year after I'm finished with my course. That said, I spent months searching online, asking different doctor's, etc. the same question and everything says the same thing - accutane has no effects on future childbearing, etc. All sources said to wait about one month after you finish your course if you want to get pregnant, etc., but I am waiting a year just in case... Feel free to email me with any questions!!

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