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Features of Isotretinoin (Accutane) Embryopathy

Purpose:

To evaluate an infant for malformations associated with isotretinoin (Accutane) embryopathy.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

response to therapy, adverse effects

ICD-10:

Y57.8

Description:

Isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid, marketed as Accutane) is a drug used for treating severe acne. It can be highly teratogenic when taken during pregnancy. Women of child bearing age taking this drug need to take extreme care to not become pregnant.

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