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Review: could Accutane cause Diabetes?





Summary: Diabetes 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 Asacol, and have Autoimmune hepatitis.

We study 27,799 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Diabetes. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes 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)

Diabetes

Diabetes has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Diabetes 130,137 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 27,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 54 people (0.19%) have Diabetes.

Trend of Diabetes in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Diabetes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diabetes2.13%91.49%2.13%1.06%1.06%2.13%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diabetes when taking Accutane * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes87.62%12.38%

Age of people who have Diabetes when taking Accutane * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes0.00%0.00%49.50%47.52%0.99%0.99%0.00%0.99%

Severity of Diabetes when taking Accutane ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diabetes50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diabetes ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diabetes0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Autoimmune hepatitis (37 people, 68.52%)
  2. Acne (25 people, 46.30%)
  3. Acne cystic (2 people, 3.70%)
  4. Headache (1 people, 1.85%)
  5. Rhinitis (1 people, 1.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Asacol (43 people, 79.63%)
  2. Ortho tri-cyclen (43 people, 79.63%)
  3. Tegretol (42 people, 77.78%)
  4. Demerol (42 people, 77.78%)
  5. Imuran (42 people, 77.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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