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Risk to pregnancy if husband is on Tane?

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I know about Tane and birth defects in women. What if the husband is on Tane and the wife is not and she conceives. Is there any risk to the baby? Silly question, I know, but I have to ask. Thanks.

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That's a really good question. I did some google searching and found a few things:

"Accutane is found in the semen of male patients taking Accutane, but the amount delivered to a female partner would be about 1 million times lower than an oral dose of 40 mg. While the no-effect limit for isotretinoin induced embryopathy is unknown, 20 years of postmarketing reports include 4 with isolated defects compatible with features of retinoid exposed fetuses; however 2 of these reports were incomplete, and 2 had other possible explanations for the defects observed."

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/isotret_wcp.htm

"A very small amount of isotretinoin will probably be present in your semen when you take prescribed doses of this medication. It is not known if this small amount of isotretinoin may harm the fetus if your partner is or becomes pregnant. Tell your doctor if your partner is pregnant, plans to become pregnant, or becomes pregnant during your treatment with isotretinoin."

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginf...er/a681043.html

Definitely talk to his doctor, but I hope this helps.

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I would say absolutely do not take the risk. Wait until 1 month after his last dose, or longer if possible. A child's life is at stake so you want to play it safe.

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