Does Accutane Stunt Your Growth?

Is this a known side effect of taking accutane or roaccutane? Any other relevant info you can provide would be much appreciated.

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Does Accutane stunt your growth

It's hard to give you a concrete answer on this. I have not seen it do this, but I prescribe low dose Accutane, and have for 30 years. There have been some studies that say Accutane does maybe stunt growth, and others that say it doesn't. In reality, it could be something that's nearly impossible to measure. So, if you take Accutane, it's not going to make you stop growing and miss like 6 inches or something. It may make you miss a millimeter of growth, but no one can really give a concrete answer on this because it's too hard to pinpoint.

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