Questions & Answers: Does Accutane cause depression?

Published: March, 2014

Q. Does the acne drug, isotretinoin (Accutane), cause depression and suicide, or are psychiatric risks from the Accutane side effects exaggerated?

A. The debate about the safety of isotretinoin (Accutane) parallels the debate about the safety of antidepressant drugs — huge benefits versus what some think are serious risks.

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