HAIR LOSS ON ISOTRETINOIN (ACCUTANE)

QUESTION: How often does hair loss occur with the drug Accutane?

ANSWER:

Hair loss can occur with the acne medication isotretinoin (Accutane, etc). The product monograph for this particular medication lists hair loss as a side effect occurring with a frequency of up to 13%.

 

Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD
US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist 
Toronto, Canada




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