Review: could Accutane cause Diabetes?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 27,688 people who take Accutane. Among them, 54 have Diabetes. See who they are, when they have Diabetes and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Accutane (latest outcomes from 28,267 users) has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne, acne cystic. Commonly reported side effects of Accutane include inflammatory bowel disease, colitis ulcerative aggravated, ulcerative colitis, depression aggravated, depression.
Diabetes (latest reports from 377,641 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 27,027 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 54 people (0.20%) have Diabetes.
Time on Accutane when people have Diabetes * :
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Gender of people who have Diabetes when taking Accutane * :
Age of people who have Diabetes when taking Accutane * :
Severity of Diabetes when taking Accutane ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diabetes ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Autoimmune hepatitis (37 people, 68.52%)
- Acne (25 people, 46.30%)
- Acne cystic (2 people, 3.70%)
- Headache (1 people, 1.85%)
- Rhinitis (1 people, 1.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Asacol (43 people, 79.63%)
- Ortho tri-cyclen (43 people, 79.63%)
- Tegretol (42 people, 77.78%)
- Demerol (42 people, 77.78%)
- Imuran (42 people, 77.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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This information does not answer the question as to whether Lamictal causes Diabetes Mellitus, just that there is a percentage of people in different age groups with Diabetes Mellitus who take it. Does the drug affect the function of the part of the brain governing insulin secretion, the pituitary? Would a brain injury to the third ventricle area affect the function of the pituitary gland, causing diabetes symptoms and weight gain?
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