Accutane might affect growth


I'm 15 about to be 16 and on my second round of accutane. I'm not as tall as I'd like to be and am not sure if I will grow anymore, and I don't think I've seen any growth in these 2 years I've been on accutane.

I'm really skeptical about the bone and muscle growth thing, as I really want to keep growing, but I don't know if it has affected my growth. I have no visible adverse side affects other than a red face and dryness of the lips.

I feel normal, but the internal possible side effects just worry the hell out of me. Did anyone have significant growth after accutane or grow during it? Or get an x-ray and have reported premature growth plate shortage? Please let me know.

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Oct 08, 2011
Our experience
by: Anonymous

My son was on accutane for 6 months at the age of 13. He is now 16 and 6ft 2". I know we worried about the growth thing as well but it turned out well. Plus I think it would be better to be a bit shorter than have terrible acne scars. Hope this helps.

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