Accutane is a form of vitamin A available under a special program iPLEDGE. Before you start the treatment you will be required to sign a number of documents certifying your knowledge of the possible dangers of such treatment in case you become pregnant. Your doctor should know you full medical history to prescribe this medicine. Tell your health care provider about any health concerns you have, or if you suffer from diabetes, asthma, eating disorders, liver disease, high cholesterol, heart disease or any bone disorders. If your doctor considers it safe to prescribe Accutane he may choose to adjust a dose to prevent serious consequences from occurring.
If you think you may have become pregnant you need to immediately stop using this drug and talk to your doctor. It is unknown whether this medicine can pass into breast milk; it's therefore not recommended to breastfeed while taking Accutane. As serious side effects are possible when taking this drug you will be required to go through regular tests. It's important not to miss any of your appointments or blood tests. If you think you may have taken too much of this drug you need to seek immediate medical attention. The symptoms of an overdose include stomach pain, vomiting, dizziness, headache, tingling under the skin, and loss of coordination.