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What are side effects of Accutane?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology
Side effects of Accutane include muscle pain, dry skin, hair loss and even depression. In this video, Ellen Marmur, MD, a dermatologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, discusses the side effects of Accutane.
Accutane often causes side effects such as dry eyes, lips, nose, mouth and skin; itching, nosebleeds, muscle aches, sun sensitivity and poor vision at night. In rare cases, the drug may also increase risk of depression and suicide. Discuss these risks with your healthcare professional, and if you feel unusually sad or overwhelmed while taking Accutane, seek medical attention immediately.

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