How Long After Taking Accutane Should I Wait Before Conceiving?

I am beginning a 6 month Accutane treatment for adult hormonal acne. How long after completing treatment should I wait before trying to conceive?

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How Long After Taking Accutane Should I Wait Before Conceiving

According to the FDA and the iPledge program it is necessary for females to wait 30 days after their last dosage to start trying to conceive.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Post Accutane and Conceiving

Thank you for your question. You should wait longer than 1 month after your last dose of Accutane as the medication can stay in your body up to one month. Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist with expertise in acne for the most effective and safe treatment options. I hope this helps.

Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD
Bay Area Dermatologist
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