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Review: could Accutane cause Breast cancer?





Summary: Breast cancer is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Advil liqui-gels, and have Acne.

We study 27,799 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 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 28,348 users)

Breast cancer

Breast cancer has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Breast cancer 76,303 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 27,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 34 people (0.12%) have Breast Cancer.

Trend of Breast cancer in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Breast cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Breast cancer0.00%79.31%17.24%3.45%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Breast cancer100.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breast cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%43.75%15.62%3.12%0.00%

Severity of Breast cancer when taking Accutane ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (13 people, 38.24%)
  2. Pain (12 people, 35.29%)
  3. Acne cystic (3 people, 8.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Advil liqui-gels (9 people, 26.47%)
  2. Tylenol (7 people, 20.59%)
  3. Advil (3 people, 8.82%)
  4. Tylenol-500 (2 people, 5.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has 6th Grade Late Acne & Herpes Simplex & Fibromyalgia, and takes Raspberry Ketone, Acyclovir, Accutane)
    I am worried about the interaction of the two drugs any advice or shares symptoms MUCH appreciated. Which were the main side effects that have been of particular concern?... There are loads, I know... But if there is a positive end result, I may be able to hand in there through the tough side effects? Any feedback or warnings would be super thank you!!!
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    (Asked by a 69 year old woman who has Cancer - Breast, and takes Femara)
    Does femara affect the results of the C Reactive Protein test? I have been on it for two years and have side effects of joint pain and hot flashes with nausea.
  • Can isotrenoin cause sebaceous cyst?
    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has I Got Sebaceous Cyst On Ma Back After Taking Isotrenoin For A Year And A Half, and takes Accutane)
    I used isotrenoin 10 mg and tufacne 2mg one aftr the other for almost a period of two and half years...my acne problem was solved but I ws left wid a painful sebaceous cyst...initially it was a painless boil...then I suddenly realised that it is growing in size....finally i had to get it operated.
  • Breast cancer of former norplant users (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 47 year old woman who has Breast Cancer, and takes Norplant)
    Patients who had a norplant that developed breast cancer after it's removal. I know of 3 young women who have aggressive breast cancer and they all had norplant at some point.
  • Has anyone had hair loss due to accutane that was taken 10 or so years ago?
    (Asked by a 43 year old woman who has Hair Loss, and takes Accutane)
    Started extreme shedding in 2001 when I took Accutane



    Gradual increase in hair thinning



    Now hair is 1/4 of original; could Accutane continue to cause hair loss after 10 years

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