Accutane

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accutaneAccutane (the trade name for Isotretinoin) is derived from a compound first used in the 1960s in Europe to treat skin cancer. Approved for use in the United States in 1982, the pharmaceutical product is now used almost exclusively to treat severe acne, but is also occasionally used to manage certain types of cancer.
Research in the early seventies showed that the compound was likely to cause birth defects, so the product was abandoned for a few years. Current studies show a number of adverse health consequences tied to the drug, including loss of night vision, hypersensitivity to sunburn, headaches, fatigue and muscle aches. The FDA has also advised women not to use Accutane during pregnancy, as the rate of birth defects among women exposed to Accutane is extremely high (42%).
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