Review: could Accutane cause Bone And Joint Pain?


Bone and joint pain is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and have Acne . We study 29,958 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,506 have Bone and joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone and joint pain and more.

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Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 30,363 users)

Bone And Joint Pain

Bone and joint pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, joint pain, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 146,073 Bone and joint pain patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

29,958 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 2,506 people (8.37%) have Bone And Joint Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Accutane cause Bone and joint pain?

Time on Accutane when people have Bone And Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 7.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.97 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.74 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.72 %
  • 10+ years: 0.38 %

Gender of people who have Bone And Joint Pain when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 52.91 %
  • male: 47.09 %

Age of people who have Bone And Joint Pain when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 43.68 %
  • 20-29: 32.07 %
  • 30-39: 14.5 %
  • 40-49: 5.78 %
  • 50-59: 1.6 %
  • 60+: 2.18 %

Severity if Bone And Joint Pain when taking Accutane **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Bone And Joint Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (1,040 people)
  • Acne Cystic (91 people)
  • Depression (60 people)
  • Asthma (38 people)
  • Sinusitis (36 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen (173 people)
  • Retin-A (87 people)
  • Keflex (80 people)
  • Prednisone (78 people)
  • Amnesteem (71 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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