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Claravis Birth Defects

If a pregnant woman takes Claravis™ (isotretinoin), severe birth defects or fetal death can occur. To help ensure a woman of childbearing potential does not take this drug during pregnancy, there are strict rules that a woman must follow during treatment. These women must use two reliable forms of birth control and must have a negative pregnancy test (done at a lab) every month.
Also, no one (male or female) can get more than 30 days' worth of Claravis at a time, and you must sign consent forms. Each prescription must be authorized using a certain program before your pharmacy can fill it, and you must get your prescription within seven days of the authorization.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Claravis to learn more about possible birth defects that may occur during Claravis treatment. This article also describes the strict regulations a woman of childbearing potential must follow while taking this drug.)
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