Acne drug users need to know birth control options: study

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women using a popular acne drug that causes birth defects need better information about how to keep from getting pregnant, a small study suggests. Isotretinoin – first marketed as Accutane – is one of the most effective treatments for acne. But isotretinoin is known to lead to severe birth defects. The iPledge program hasn’t been very successful, however, and the new study suggests it should focus on highly effective birth control methods.
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