Many teens have acne medications to regain a clear skin. Actually, acne medication is a form of Vitamin A. Intake of acne drugs reduces the oil released by oil glands in the skin. Your skin regains at a faster pace when the oil released is reduced.
If you have serious nodular acne, the doctor may prescribe you to have acne medicine. This medicine is usually a last resort when other acne medications do not seem to help.
Side Effects of Acne Medication
This acne medication can have life-threatening side effects. It can cause birth defects in the baby if a pregnant mother consumes this medicine.
Teens who take this acne medicine are 50% more susceptible to eye infections. If you have this medicine, you have twice the risk to develop styes and conjunctivitis.
The consumption of this medicine affects the health of your eyes in other ways too. Here are some other eye infections caused by this medicine:
- Chalazion: Blocked oil gland can cause swollen and tender lump in the eye-lid
- Hordeolum: It is a stye or a blocked oil gland usually on the edge of the eye-lid
- Blepharitis: In this infection, the eye-lash follicles get inflamed
- Pain in eyes or Dry eyes
The eye needs to stay lubricated to stay healthy. The medication reduces the release of oil and thus affects the lubrication of the eyes.
Apart from the eyes, the consumption of this medicine can also affect your health in other adverse ways. Here are some common possible side effects when you need to be cautious.
- If you have hearing problems, ringing in the ears or loss of hearing
- If you suffer from convulsions or seizures after consuming acne tablets
- If you have bone pain, joint stiffness or fracture
- If you suffer from lack of sleep, mood disorders or anxiety.