Could Accutane cause Diabetes - from FDA reports


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 Acne . We study 30,486 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA. Among them, 68 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 30,902 users)

Diabetes

Diabetes has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, diabetes, schizophrenia (latest reports from 273,913 Diabetes patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

30,486 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 68 people (0.22%) have Diabetes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Accutane cause Diabetes?

Time on Accutane when people have Diabetes *:

  • < 1 month: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 76.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.92 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diabetes when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 73.44 %
  • male: 26.56 %

Age of people who have Diabetes when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 55.93 %
  • 20-29: 23.73 %
  • 30-39: 1.69 %
  • 40-49: 5.08 %
  • 50-59: 3.39 %
  • 60+: 10.17 %

Severity of Diabetes **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Asacol (25 people, 36.76%)
  • Tegretol (24 people, 35.29%)
  • Imuran (24 people, 35.29%)
  • Demerol (24 people, 35.29%)
  • Cipro (22 people, 32.35%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (19 people, 27.94%)
  • Acne Cystic (6 people, 8.82%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Depression (46 people, 67.65%)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (44 people, 64.71%)
  • Anaemia (38 people, 55.88%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (37 people, 54.41%)
  • Colitis (37 people, 54.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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