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How long should I wait after finishing the Roaccutane (ACCUTANE)treatment before I try to conceive? I took the last pill of Accutane in september 2006 and now, in january 2010, I am afraid to conceive because one derm told me to wait one month, another 3 months, another 2 years, another 3 years and only one told me to wait 5 years. Are there any studies in this area? What do you think? I wanna have a child, but I don t want to wait 5 years ... because I am 31 years old now and I don t want to be an old mother. THANK YOU SO MUCH.


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replied January 28th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know how long you should wait after treatment with Roaccutane if you would like to try to conceive.

Roaccutane is a medication known as Isotretinoin and is used for treatment of acne. Due to the severe teratogenic effect of the treatment with this medication women should not be pregnant one month before the treatment, during the treatment and one month after the treatment.

Given the data that you described, you have been using Roaccutane for the treatment of acne. You might consider conceiving anytime longer than one month after the end of the treatment. However, consult with a dermatologist and a gynecologist for the exact period.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a dermatologist and a gynecologist for further advice about conceiving after treatment with Roaccutane.


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