Managing risk of pregnancy

June 1, 2004

The teratogenicity of isotretinoin has been known since isotretinoin was first introduced for acne treatment. Because of this, Patricia Farris, M.D., a dermatologist based in Metairie, La., not only insists on adequate birth control use but adds that the patient must be open to the possibility that if her birth control fails that she would terminate the pregnancy.

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