Frequently Asked Questions
Women who are pregnant must not use isotretinoin. Women must avoid becoming pregnant while taking this medication. Serious (sometimes fatal) birth defects, miscarriages, and premature births have occurred when this drug has been used during pregnancy.For female patients, two effective forms of birth control (or complete avoidance of sexual intercourse) must be used for 1 month before starting isotretinoin, during use, and for 1 month after stopping this drug. You must also have monthly pregnancy-avoidance counseling from your doctor. Do not use "minipills" for birth control (non-estrogen-containing pills) since they may not work as well with isotretinoin. If you are late in having your period, or if you have sexual intercourse at any time without using two effective forms of birth control, stop taking this medication and contact your doctor right away. (See also the Precautions section.)To receive this medication in the United States, you must understand, agree to, and carefully follow the requirements of the iPLEDGE REMS Program. If you live in Canada or any other country, consult your doctor and pharmacist for your country's regulations.Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
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|Absorica||Capsule||35 Mg30 Mg25 Mg40 Mg10 Mg20 Mg|