Absorica and Pregnancy
As a pregnancy Category X drug, Absorica can cause fetal harm and should not be taken during pregnancy. Absorica has a high risk for causing miscarriages, birth defects, and other serious problems. To avoid these complications, women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test before starting this drug and use two effective forms of birth control during Absorica treatment.
Can Pregnant Women Take Absorica?Absorica™ (isotretinoin) is a prescription acne medication that is extremely dangerous for use during pregnancy. It is very likely to cause miscarriages, birth defects, and other problems. Women who are pregnant or who could become pregnant must not take Absorica.
It is important to understand that Absorica contains the same active ingredient as Accutane®, a drug known to cause serious problems during pregnancy. Any problems known to occur with Accutane are also possible with Absorica.
What Is Pregnancy Category X?The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Absorica is classified as a pregnancy Category X medication.
Pregnancy Category X is given to medicines that show problems to the fetus in animal studies or in pregnant humans who have mist