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Accutane vs Doxycycline Hyclate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 29

This is personalized comparison of Accutane vs Doxycycline Hyclate for a male aged 29. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Accutane (latest outcomes from 28,341 users) has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne.

Doxycycline hyclate (latest outcomes from 2,394 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 3,049 male patients aged 24 who take the same drugs are studied in Accutane vs Doxycycline Hyclate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male24Acne

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Accutane isotretinoinHlr
Doxycycline Hyclate doxycycline hyclateHalsey

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 24 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Accutane (Hlr)Doxycycline Hyclate (Halsey)
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseChest Pain
Colitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)Pyrexia (fever)
Colitis (inflammation of colon)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Intestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
AnxietyAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel SyndromeBack Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Accutane (Hlr)Doxycycline Hyclate (Halsey)
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseGastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)
Colitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)Hot Flushes Nos (sudden feelings of heat)
Colitis (inflammation of colon)Sebaceous Glands Overactivity (excess secretion by sebaceous gland)
Intestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)Acne Aggravated (skin problems that cause pimples)
Depression
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
Multi-organ Disorder (multiple organ disease)
Anxiety

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Accutane1.39%8.33%25.00%44.44%20.83%
Doxycycline Hyclate4.23%23.94%40.85%25.35%5.63%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Accutane (isotretinoin) is often used to treat acne. Doxycycline Hyclate (doxycycline hyclate) is often used to treat acne. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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