Another threat to the availability of isotretinoin: ocular side effects have aviation authorities considering restricting use from (even potential) pilots

Dermatol Online J. 2008 Jul 15;14(7):2.

Abstract

Current concerns about persistent visual abnormalities after the use of isotretinoin may lead the Federal Aviation Administration to further restrict its use in pilots or future pilots.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Aviation / prevention & control
  • Acne Vulgaris / diagnosis
  • Acne Vulgaris / drug therapy
  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems / statistics & numerical data
  • Aviation*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Eye Diseases / chemically induced
  • Humans
  • Isotretinoin / adverse effects*
  • Isotretinoin / therapeutic use
  • Risk Assessment
  • United States
  • Vision, Low / chemically induced*
  • Visual Acuity / drug effects

Substances

  • Isotretinoin