In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For isotretinoin, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to isotretinoin, acitretin, etretinate, tretinoin, or vitamin A preparations.
Isotretinoin must not be taken during pregnancy because it causes birth defects in humans.
Isotretinoin should not be used during breast-feeding because it may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies.
Children may have the side effects of back, joint, or muscle pain more often than adults.
5. Older adults
Older people may have a greater risk of problems and adverse effects when taking isotretinoin.
Information on the development, history and legacy of Accutane:
Accutane and Pregnancy: Guidelines for Females
1. Accutane and Pregnancy
2. Accutane and Birth Control
3. Accutane and Breastfeeding
Accutane and Pregnancy