Accutane (isotretinoin) is intended for patients diagnosed with acne. It can be used only for most severe cases of acne, as taking Accutane is associated with a number of risks. Make sure to take Accutane exactly as prescribed by your health care provider, as otherwise you are not going to benefit form using this medicine Accutane should be taken only by people with no contraindications. For instance, it must never be used by females that are pregnant or may get pregnant in the course of the treatment. Accutane can cause life-threatening birth defects in unborn babies when taken by pregnant women. Tell your health care provider about your pregnancy before asking for Accutane prescription. Side effects are possible, although their intensity cannot be foreseen. Make sure you tell your doctor if you get such serious side effects as stomach pain, chest pain, headache, rectal bleeding, dizziness, dark colored urine, nausea, difficulty swallowing, seizures, worsening heartburn, blurred vision, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness or numbness, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or other ones that can indicate something has gone wrong with your treatment and it needs to be revised.