• HOW IT WORKS: All patients seeking a prescription must sign a document informing them of Accutane’s risks, including the possibility that it contributes to depression or suicidal thoughts. They also must agree to monthly doctor visits for refills and agree not to share the pills.

• WHO USES it: Accutane is supposed to be used for severe acne only, but is widely acknowledged to be prescribed for more minor cases as well.


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