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i have been taking this medication for more than a year. am taking it twice a week at 10mg dosages. am planning my first pregnancy and want to stop the treatment before fall pregnant. and want to know how long will it take for it to be completely out of my system so that my baby does not get congenital abnormalities.
Acnetane (isotretinoin) needs 42 hours to leave the system. Women who may become pregnant must use 2 effective forms of birth control at least 1 month before starting therapy, during therapy, and for 1 month after stopping the medicine. Your health care provider should conduct pregnancy tests on a monthly basis while you are taking isotretinoin. You should really stop taking this if you are planning to get pregnant or already pregnant. Tretinoin containing products should not be used by pregnant women. Serious and sometimes fatal birth defects can occur if taken during pregnancy. You should choose 100% natural products instead or non-hypoallergenic products.