Teenagers younger than 18. Of the, 72 suicides were associated with Accutane . The next highest quantity of suicides in that time frame – – 55 – – included Prozac . Accutane works by reducing the size and output of the sebaceous glands and thus stops excess oil production. The nagging problem is that Accutane damages your skins sebum glands and liver function in the process. By the time you end taking the drug, your skin oil glands will go back to function but your liver will not be able to properly balance your hormones and prevent the over production of sebum.That statistic can translate to an increased number of emergency room hospital and visits stays, and more health care dollars being spent on dealing with a preventable event. Related StoriesACC's public reporting plan provides information regarding hospitals' performanceNew UCLA study looks at primary care medical home in reducing childrens' repeat appointments to hospitalsBoston Children's Hospital selects Vijay G.