Common Acne Medication Doubles Risk of Eye Infection
Millions of teenagers suffer from acne, and they deal with the embarrassing skin blemishes by taking popular prescription medications such as Accutane or Roaccutane. Now, however, research from Tel Aviv University shows that taking these popular prescription pills are at an increased risk of developing infections.
The very common side effects of Accutane and Roaccutane are dryness skin, dry lips, nose and eyes. It also reduced the eye dryness and itchiness as consequences, could lead to infection like ophthalmia or conjunctivitis.
Researchers said that teenagers should be aware of some of the side effects that come with acne prescription pills, and recommends teenagers on oral acne medication use artificial tears, or eye drops.