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Accutane Side Effects

Accutane is a prescription drug that is indicated for the treatment of severe cystic acne.  This means the cysts should be 5mm or greater and that you have many cysts within a given region.  Due to Accutane Side Effects, Accutane should be used for individuals who have not responded to other acne therapies including antibiotics.  If you are female, you cannot take Accutane if you are pregnant or will become pregnant.  Accutane is known to cause severe birth defects and is contraindicated.  Accutane therapy usually runs for 15 to 20 weeks.  A second round of therapy may be administered eight weeks after finishing the first regime if deemed necessary by your physician.  Due to Accutane Side Effects, such as Accutane IBD, therapy should be kept to a minimum.

Accutane and IBD

Accutane has been associated with severe sides affects.  Accutane Side Effects include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide and birth defects. 

Accutane IBD  and  Ulcerative Colitis issues have been reported by some patients. Whether you are currently taking Accutane or have taken Accutane in the past, stomach pain may be a serious symptom of Accutane Side Effects that needs to be reported to your healthcare provider immediately.  This may be a sign that you have IBD and will increase your chances of developing cancer of the colon.  Accutane has been associated with IBD  as well as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in patients with and without prior history of these diseases.  If you are experiencing Accutane IBD or  Ulcerative Colitis with severe diarrhea and bleeding, you need to stop taking Accutane immediately and contact your doctor.  Abdominal pain may appear as a bellyache or cramping and generally is a nonspecific symptom demonstrated by a number of conditions.  Severity of pain does not always indicate severity of your condition.  Even mild stomach issues can indicate life threatening conditions such as  an Accutane Crohn’s disease, Accutane Ulcerative Colitis or even colon cancer to mention a few.  Stomach pain can also be produced by poisons, infections, liver dysfunction and kidney dysfunction.  Listed below are some medical conditions that can bring about stomach pain:

  • Liver disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Lupus
  • Pancreatitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Abdominal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel disease

 This is not a complete list but all the above conditions have been associated with the use of Accutane whether you are currently taking this therapy or have taken it in the past.  Make sure you are aware of the Accutane Side Effects associated with an induced Accutane IBD, Ulcerative Colitis or Accutane Crohn’s disease.  Further information is available from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc as well as the Mayo Clinic if you have further concerns.

 If you feel that you have experienced Accutane stomach issues such as Accutane Ulcerative Colitis or Accutane Crohn’s disease, or any other Accutane Side Effects you may you may want to contact an Accutane lawyer to see if you qualify for an Accutane lawsuit.

 You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.

 If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Accutane therapy, contact us now, to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation.  Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.  

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