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Accutane, the powerful prescription medication for acne, which has already been linked to birth defects, has recently been shown to increase health risks associated with the heart and liver. According to the study, most researchers already knew the drug could increase levels of cholesterol, liver enzymes and blood fats called triglycerides that can raise the risk of heart disease. But the new study found higher than expected percentages of patients developing these abnormal lab results: 11% developed abnormal liver results and 44% developed high levels of triglycerides. Although more information and research is needed, these results conclusively show that additional risks can develop as a result of taking Accutane.

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