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Acne

Updated 15 July 2014

Acne meds may cause pink eye

Teens who take the acne medication commonly known as Accutane (isotretinoin) appear to face twice the risk of eye infections, including conjunctivitis (pink eye) and styes, a new study says.

Teens who take the acne medication commonly known as Accutane (isotretinoin) appear to face twice the risk of eye infections, including conjunctivitis (pink eye) and styes, a new study says.

Compared to the acne-free group, those taking isotretinoin were at 70% increased risk of an eye infection over the course of a year. The mean age of participants was about 16.5 years old.

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