Accutane is the go-to-solution for people who are dealing with severe acne when other forms of acne treatment don’t work. It is extremely effective at treating severe acne, however patients do have to be aware of the potential side-effects associated with using it. These concerns are fueled by certain studies linking its use to many possible side effects including depression and organ damage.
Simply defined, iPledge is a patient safety program for patients on or intending to take isotretinoin and it is designed to prevent harm from coming to unborn children of pregnant women, as well as other potential harmful side effects if not monitored by your provider. In technical terms, it is a REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) program implemented through the FDA.