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  1. Your concern is very valid, and premature closure of growth plates is definitely listed as a possible side effect of Accutane. I unfortunately allowed my son to take Accutane at the age of 13 and a half, and in my opinion it most definitely stunted his growth. I had heard that it was a remote possibility, but I concidered it to be as it said -- remote. I have subsequently tried to find out examples of people who have actually GROWN after taking Accutane, and have hardly heard of any. If you
  2. Beentheredonethat, I am very interested in information on clinical trials that actually looked at the issue. I haven't been able to find any. Have you? Thanks for any information.
  3. I would be very cautious about taking accutane if you're not happy with your height yet. I'm concerned that the reason there is no evidence that it stunts growth is because it hasn't been specifically studied. I'm guessing the FDA has not required it to be studied because it's not a dangerous or fatal side effect, so the drug company hasn't done it. I wish someone would do the study! I bet the data is already there in doctors offices. On a personal note, I'm fairly sure it stunted my son's
  4. It's been awhile since I've checked in. My son has grown ever so slightly since stopping Accutane (less than an inch). My personal opinion is that he stopped growing completely while on Accutane and for several months thereafter. His acne has come back to a somewhat milder degree, but I would NEVER put him back on Accutane while he is still growing (he's 14). I fear that I made a terrible decision in allowing him to take Accutane. If the medical community/drug manufacturers disagree, they
  5. Thanks for the positive support. I'd still love to hear other personal experiences. Thanks!
  6. I'm sorry to say that my son still has not grown one iota since starting accutane. He started in February, finished in May (with good results, I must add). He was only 13 when he started; 14 now. He has a lot more growing left to do, and I am really hoping I haven't made a terrible choice for him.
  7. Thanks for the input. Please keep reporting if you have anecdotal stories either way. My concern is that this effect really hasn't been studied because it's not life-threatening.
  8. This is making me very nervous. Of all the people reading this, no one knows ANYONE whom has grown after taking accutane? I did go back and check the past thread, and there was one person who said he had grown. That's good, but please still respond if you have any input. Thanks so much.
  9. No responses yet -- does that mean that no one knows anyone who has continued to grow post-Accutane? I'd like to hear people's stories either way. Also, does anyone know whether this has been formally studied? Thanks so much.
  10. I have been unable to find any studies done -- just anecdotal stories. Input from anyone who has taken Accutane would be extremely useful. Has anyone actually gotten taller after taking Accutane?
  11. I have been unable to find any studies done -- just anecdotal stories. Input from anyone who has taken Accutane would be extremely useful. Has anyone actually gotten taller after taking Accutane?
  12. My son has just completed a course of Accutane, and it was quite successful at greatly reducing his acne. I was concerned at the time that it would stunt his growth (he was only 13), and I am concerned that it has. It's been six months since he began (two months since completion), and he hasn't grown at all. Has anyone out there actually grown after taking Accutane? I hear horror stories of those who haven't, but I was told by the dermatologist that it was quite rare. Has anyone actually gr
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