Is Isotretinoin only a risk to pregnant acne skin sufferers?

Isotretinoin is a highly controversial and contentious therapy option for people who suffer from severe acne skin, and one of the major problems associated with it is just how effective it is. The reason that this is a problem that because it is so efficient at dealing with acne as a whole, is that many people who suffer from acute and widespread acne skin actively solicit it in order to get some degree of control and normalcy back in their life.

Unfortunately, as with anything else in life, there is a price associated with using Isotretinoin and the troubling truth of the matter is that this is fairly steep indeed. Some people have naively tried to argue that the Isotretinoin is only of threat to acne skin sufferers who happen to be pregnant, and there can be no denying that this is a high risk group who are especially at risk of developing problems with the usage of the Isotretinoin therapy.

However, to then work this faulty logic to its own dubious conclusion and surmise that everyone who is not a pregnant female is not at risk is not only erroneous, but highly dangerous and unethical as well.

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The following is a breakdown of some of the symptoms and side effects that have been reported by people who have taken the Isotretinoin therapy.

  • Loss of balance and steadiness of feet
  • Dizzy spells
  • Heart palpitations
  • Paranoia
  • Excessive muscular and joint discomfort, even pain
  • Loss of hair, that either falls out in clumps or becomes extremely and abnormally thin
  • Chronic vomiting

Some acne skin sufferers have tried to trivialise these health complaints as being minor and of little concern and simply the cost of relying on this drug. However, the simple truth of the matter is that these health problems can quickly escalate into more dangerous and permanent health risks that will have severe and permanent damage on the body as a whole.

If you do experience any of these symptoms, do not delay in consulting your dermatologist immediately who will make a judgement call as to whether another form of therapy is more suitable.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.
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