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Accutane

Active Ingredient(s): Isotretinoin
FDA Approved: May 7, 1982
Pharm Company: HLR
Category: Skin Care

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Accutane Overview

Isotretinoin, INN, /asotrtno.n/,[1] (also known as 13-cis retinoic acid) first marketed as Accutane by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a medication primarily used to treat cystic acne. Rarely, it is also used to prevent certain skin cancers (squamous-cell carcinoma), and can be used in the treatment of brain,[2] pancreatic and other cancers. It is used to treat harlequin-type ichthyosis, a usually lethal skin disease, and lamellar ichthyosis. It is a retinoid, meaning it is related to vitamin A, and is...

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accutane long term side effects
I have a son that took accutane 60 mg a day for six months in a row three years ago. Now after many trips to doctors over strange medical problems, it seems accuatne is the culprit medication that has caused servere joint and muscle pain, severe dry lips, redness in face, eye infections of own immune system attacking itself, systems of osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both wrist and right hand, blood in stool, possible hair loss, abnormal liver function test results in AST and ALT. My son went from being a high school football and track athlete while taking this medication three years ago to someone that is in constant pain just washing a car. After I have researched this drug extensively, I can't believe that the FDA allows this drug originally made for cancer patients to be marke...
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accutane and birth defects
I am wondering if there are any women who have completed their suggested doses of Accutane and had children later. Have there been birth defects that seem as though they could have been triggered by previous Accutane use? I know there are significant risks of birth defects while actively on the drug, but what about the long-term after-use impacts on reproduction? I wish I could ask some physicians to participate in a long-term, observational study for this but I'd have no idea how to go about it. It doesn't seem like anything is out there on this topic. ## Well, April….what I have to say on the subject is…. Having used sites like this for many years and having read/answered many, many posts there are a lot of people that have taken it and experienced health issues th...
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Accutane and Infertility
I took accutane almost 14 years ago as a teenager. I am now a 32 year old woman who has just been diagnosed with infertility that they believe is linked to autoimmune issues. I truly believe that accutane is the cause of this; from the research that I have done it seems that accutane has been linked to other thyroid-related diseases, but that they have not yet been able to prove a link between accutane and infertility. There are, however, actually more people like me out there than I originally thought. Being diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction has been a horrific, horrific blow. And while there was plenty of information about accutane and birth defects, no one ever mentioned a possibility of future infertility. I was a teenager! This is a tragedy and I believe something should be done a...
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Finished accutane - lost 5-6 pills and didn't take them - will this affect me?
Hey Guys, Had a question. I just finished my entire cycle of accutane. Now i'm realizing I lost 5-6 pills in the process (they fell down bathroom sink drains when I dropped them or something else). Will this effect me in the long term? ## Hello, Ben! How are you? No, that won't make a difference. Did it work well for you? Did your acne clear up?
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Post Accutane Symptoms!
I had taken Sotret, 30 mg for 2 months back in 2010. without much problem I developed back pain in 2012. In winters I developed elbow and knee pain as well. Back pain went away with exercise and elbow and knee pain went away with summers. Now I am living in Bangalore, thus havent exposed to winters for a year. I have no problem in others joints at all. My question is that can these symptoms which emerged much later than my dosage(tht too very less) can be the reason for such achy (just elbow and knee) joint pain?? My CT scan says everything is right with my skeleton system. ## Just to add. I have other problem. My head hairs are strong, body hairs are few. No stomach problem as such. Nothing as such at all. About from mild depression in 2013.
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Accutane and seizures
I took roaccutane in 1996 and again in 1997. Each time was for around 6 months. I had a 6 minute tonic clonic seizure in August 2011 and another one in January 2012. I'm wondering whether this is related, although it is a big gap. Has anyone else developed seizures 15 years or so after finishing roaccutane? ## YES....I Hate to Even Admit it..But..I have had several Seizures....Some lasting 15 minutes...It is Like being trapped inside a body that will not work..or even perform the simplest tasks....I could see...and realize..I was drueling...but my right arm was contorted..and my left arm was basically rigid....I believe it is About time..We all find a way to form a network...of people...that can compare notes.....More aptly...than on here..Please contact Me. ## I can't say wheth...
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accutane lip dryness
Did anybody else get the crazy dry lips??? I am trying to find something that works, and I was using vaseline but I don't like using chemicals (because somebody told me its left over from oil production, so gross). So I'm looking around and was thinking of going organic but burt's bees seems waxy and kind of weird. There was another one at whole foods from Germany but its like $14. I heard of one from Austin, can't remember the name, like 512 something, here it's good and organic and makes your lips soft but can't remember the whole name. Does anybody know what to use??? Should I just find the 512 stuff? ## There is a lip balm Called Dr. Dans... That's what I was given at the doctors office. {edited for privacy} ## Hello! Classical side effects of Accutan ar ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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autoimmune disorders linked to accutane?
I took accutane in the early 90's when I was in my 20's. I took all but the last "phase" of the prescription. I had no problems with it at the time. The only warning from my dermatologist was don't get pregnant. In 2009 I developed a blood disorder and autoimmune disorder. I have pain in my joints and fatigue. My husband is convinced that it is from accutane. I have had many stays in the hospital because of this. Has anyone else developed these or similar symptoms?
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Can accutane cause severe cramps and/or infertility
I took accutane as an early teenager and sense then my period cramps got progressively worse I am 20 years old now and I have been put on prescription pain killers for my cramps. I also have had at least one ovarian cyst. From my research it seems that the two could be linked. I am 100% positive that Accutane made my skin highly sensitive (I must wear sun block every day year round or I burst into flames like a vampire). Could it have also cause my severe cramps? Also, I am in a serious relationship, which has made me wonder if I may have trouble getting pregnant in the future. Does anyone have any knowledge pertaining to this? ## Hello, KenCat! How are you? The long-term problems that may be caused by Accutane are still under dispute. Have you consulted your doctor? There is a chance i...
Updated 2 months ago.
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affects of acutane years later
I have been having a lot of problems . Recently . And I won't to know if they are being caused by my use of acutane while being in the air force both of my shoulders or really painful ## Hello, Ted! How are you doing? Sorry about the problem that you're having. Has Accutane been known to sometimes cause lifelong problems in people that took it? Yes, it has. Can anyone online say whether or not that is what has caused your issue? No, we cannot. Have you consulted your doctor? That so the only way you are going to get a proper diagnosis and a solution, if any.
Updated 4 months ago.
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Isotretinoin
  • Capsule: 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg
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