Accutane is used to treat a type of severe acne (nodular acne) that has not been helped by other treatments, including antibiotics.
Accutane can harm your unborn baby, including birth defects (deformed babies), loss of a baby before birth (miscarriage), death of the baby, and early (premature) births. Patients who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant must not take Accutane. Accutane can cause serious mental health problems, including depression, psychosis, and suicide.
Please see the Medication Guide and full Prescribing Information here for Boxed Warning, Contraindications, other important Warnings and Precautions, Drug Interactions, Use in Specific Populations, and other Adverse Reactions.