Review: could Accutane cause Breast Cancer?


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 . We study 30,436 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.

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Accutane

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 30,848 users)

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, rashes, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 103,130 Breast cancer patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

30,436 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: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 82.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.04 %
  • 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%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (1 person, 3.33%)
  • Psoriasis (1 person, 3.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

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

Top other side effects for these people *:

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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