Accutane and Breast cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Breast cancer is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Tylenol, and have Acne. This review analyzes which people have Breast cancer with Accutane. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 29,888 people who have side effects when taking Accutane from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 09, 2017

29,888 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 30 people (0.1%) have Breast Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Accutane cause Breast cancer?

Time on Accutane when people have Breast Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 83.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Breast Cancer when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Breast Cancer when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 40.91 %
  • 30-39: 9.09 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 13.64 %
  • 60+: 18.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (19 people, 63.33%)
  • Pain (12 people, 40.00%)
  • Acne Cystic (2 people, 6.67%)
  • Psoriasis (1 person, 3.33%)
  • High Blood Pressure (1 person, 3.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (10 people, 33.33%)
  • Advil Liqui-Gels (9 people, 30.00%)
  • Provera (3 people, 10.00%)
  • Prempro (3 people, 10.00%)
  • Premarin (3 people, 10.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (19 people, 63.33%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (18 people, 60.00%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (15 people, 50.00%)
  • Crohn's Disease (15 people, 50.00%)
  • Emotional Distress (14 people, 46.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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