- Birth defects
- Liver damage
- Hair loss or thinning of the hair
- Thinning of the skin
- Acne Flare-ups
You can get a full breakdown of the side effects and further details here accutane drug
New adverse events are being detected at regular intervals, so the above list is not exhaustive or complete.
So I think, given the overwhelming evidence above, the message is clear:
Avoid Accutane, Roaccutane, Isotretinoin like the plague.
Despite being administered under the control of general practitioners and dermatologists, given the severity of potential side effects, I would not be listening to what they have to say about how it could help my acne. I would take charge of my own health and look for safer and more effective alternatives, as they do exist.
There are better and safer ways to treat acne conditions without having to result to using a drug that has the potential to be so destructive.