iPLEDGE® Program— Taking steps toward managing side effects

Isotretinoin medications, like ABSORICA LD™, have been prescribed to more than 2 million people. But, as with all isotretinoin medications, ABSORICA LD may cause side effects. That’s why there’s an online program for people taking any isotretinoin medications called the iPLEDGE® Program.


About iPLEDGE®

The iPLEDGE® Program requires that 2 forms of birth control be used by patients who can get pregnant for at least 1 month before, during, and 1 month after stopping treatment. Patients are also required to take pregnancy tests before, during, and after treatment. All patients will need to enroll in iPLEDGE® and follow the requirements of the program. The goal of this program is to lower the risk of serious side effects, such as birth defects, associated with patients taking isotretinoin medications like ABSORICA LD.

Before receiving your ABSORICA LD prescription, you’ll need to:


Sign the Patient Information/Informed Consent form(s). Your dermatologist will go over these with you. Be sure to ask any questions you may have at this time.


Keep appointments.
Keep in mind that treatment usually lasts for 5 months.


Fulfill the iPLEDGE® Program requirements. For details, talk to your dermatologist or visit the iPLEDGE® Program site.