Who should not take Accutane?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • diabetes
  • osteomalacia, or softening of bones
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • overweight
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • psychotic disorder
  • suicidal thoughts
  • alcoholism
  • anorexia nervosa
  • depression
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • corneal opacity, a scarring disorder that results in clouding of the cornea of the eye
  • ringing in the ears
  • hearing loss
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • blood coming from anus
  • liver problems
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or dry and inflamed cornea and conjunctiva of the eye
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • high pressure within the skull
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