Patients who are or may become pregnant should not use isotretinoin. Pregnancy while using isotretinoin 40mg, even in little doses or for brief periods of time, has a very significant risk of life-threatening birth abnormalities. Any foetus that is exposed during pregnancy may be impacted. There is no reliable way to tell if an exposed foetus has been harmed.
Birth malformations associated with isotretinoin exposure have been reported, and they include anomalies of the face, eyes, ears, skull, circulatory system, thymus, and parathyroid glands. It has been documented that people with IQs below 85 can have additional anomalies as well. Premature births have also been documented, and spontaneous abortion risk has doubled.
To treat severe, disfiguring nodular acne, isotretinoin is utilised. It should only be taken if other antibiotics or acne medications have been tried and failed to clear up acne. According on your doctor’s recommendations, isotretinoin may also be used to treat other skin conditions.