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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 27,811 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 28,364 Accutane users)

Diabetes

Diabetes has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 130,288 Diabetes patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 27,804 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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  • I've had 30+ kidney stones w no explanation why. i took accutane for 1 yr in hs
    So I've had chronic kidney stones since high school and no Dr. I go to can give me an explanation of what's causing them. I've been to urologists thyroid specialists, no answers. Then I saw a commercial about the negative affects accutane can have on the body (which I was on during high school) and now I'm wondering if there is any correlation?
  • Menopause at age 37 with a history of taking 3 cycles of accutane in back between ages 16 to 25
    I have had cystic acne most of my life. I have been on accutane 3 different times. At ages 16, 21 and 25. Have always had very heavy periods never diagnosed with any condition pertaining to it but now I'm in menopause and have been since age 37. Never had any children. My hormones are non exsistant, estrogen, progesterone, fsh, all low. I never put 2 and 2 together, could accutane have actually caused menopause even though I took it 20 years ago. Anyone else in early menopause and have in the past taken accutane?
  • Percocet and memory loss
    A close friend of mine has been using prescription Percocet for 5 to 6 years. Her MD first prescribed the lowest dosage possible to be taken 3 to 4 times daily for pain. I am aware that this medication frequently needs to be increased because it will become less effective. I don't know how many times he has increased the dosage but it has been many times. I believe now she is taking the highest dosage of it up to four to six times daily and six tablets at a time. I have made several attempts to tell her the information I know about Percocet and to have her to ask her MD about her now short and long term memory problems. Her response is to shout at me, telling me she needs that much for pain and to mind my own business when I tell her about the negative side effects I see, especially her daily and hourly memory problems. She has also said she has no reason to speak to her doctor about memory problems. I think that is because she fears he might lower the dosage. My concern about her poor memory only causes her to tell me I am the one with a bad memory, even though the only pain meds I infrequently take are OTC ones. According to my MD, I have been told my memory for my age of 63 is perfectly fine and better than most for my age. Also I take no medications with the side effects that cause memory problems. In addition when my MD prescribes new medication I always read the info that accompanies them, do research online and pay attention to all warnings and side effect info. The few times I have had side effects they have only been GI problems and I have consulted my MD regarding those and work with my MD for an alternative medication. My friend NEVER EVER reads any of the accompanying material that comes with her prescriptions. Also she never looks up her medications online to get additional information, including possible side effects. I worry about her very much and fear she now has an addiction to Percocet. Several years ago she asked her MD for Chantix to stop smoking, never reading the info supplied with the prescription. I urged to read the info and side effects. She declined, telling me she knew what she was doing. After two weeks of using Chantix she had a mental break down and ended up on the psych ward of our local hospital for 3 weeks. That medication was the first that began to cause her to have memory problems. She accepted that fact for about a month then dismissed it claiming her memory problems were over. They weren't because she was still taking Percocet. I understand no one wants to be told by a friend they suspect that person has memory problems, but I haven't done so to be mean or cruel, but only out of great love and concern. At this point with all the Percocet she takes daily she really is at a level to be considered an addict and I fear soon she will convince her MD to increase the dosage because it no longer controls her pain. I've written this review as a cautionary tale to inform others to be vigilant with their family, friends and loved ones as Percocet can and does cause short and long term memory loss. Although all my efforts to assist and speak to my friend have failed, please don't give up on those in your life who you notice are experiencing memory loss signs that take Percocet. If possible speak to them or their MD. Oh, and be prepared to be yelled at that you are the one with memory problems or to be told to mind your own business. And please, please read the information that accompanies all of your medications.
  • Prednisone induced cushing's syndrome
    Prescribed Prednisone 20mg twice daily. Took for six weeks and developed weaken muscles and swollen face. Was hospitalized and informed I had severe Cushing's Syndrome. Host of problems included glucose over 400, inflammed pancreas, triglycerides over 4,000 and vision problems. Muscles were wasted and weak so fell several times. Had to regain strength and learn to walk again with physical therapy. Left with foggy thinking, fatigue, muscle myopathy and peripheral neuropathy. Also developed osteopenia. Afterwards was placed on hydrocortisone and Lyrica for pain. Later found liver damage.
  • Muscle weakness while on accutane
    I began taking Accutane end of 2013 and I'm just now finishing up my medication.
    During the first month I noticed my hands swelling up, but I also noticed my knuckles lightened.
    Where I considered my elbows to be ashy, the color lightened up and the skin became smooth. My body retained water and my skin looked like it had a glow.
    My 2nd month it continued, the swelling only became prevalent during my 7 day period.
    My nails, hair, and turnover of my skin increased by month 3+4
    By month 5 my old hyper pigmentation had surfaced and my cystic acne, dissolved.
    I was on depression medication, this is advised against, but I discussed with doctor to do a patient override. I had no issues with depression, or the medication making me feel anymore depressed at all. In fact, I continued on with absolutely no issues. I did notice one negative factor. This was more specific for me. I returned to do dancing again after being away from it in College years ago. My muscle density is already far less, but I pushed through and was able to gain strength. However, during the last few months (3-6) the Accutane did affect me strength.my muscles were fatigued far earlier than before and my strength/core balance felt less sustainable for long periods.
    I have been given a hydroquinoin (sp?) cream @ 4% to help with the melasma/hyper pigmentation, however I may need laser to have my skin tone and complexion return to a more suitable color.
    Overall, I'm happy with my cystic acne being gone. It was worth taking Tis and worked for that purpose.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

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    2 years later the Alkaline phosphatase reach 170.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

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