Review: could Accutane cause Joint pain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
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, 2,340 have Joint pain. See who they are, when they have Joint pain 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.
Joint pain (latest reports from 783,575 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 27,688 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 2,340 people (8.45%) have Joint Pain.
Time on Accutane when people have Joint pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Joint pain||16.68%||63.61%||12.02%||4.54%||1.76%||1.17%||0.22% |
Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Accutane * :
|Joint pain||46.68%||53.32% |
Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Accutane * :
|Joint pain||0.07%||0.00%||52.84%||33.33%||10.53%||2.63%||0.49%||0.11% |
Severity of Joint pain when taking Accutane ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint pain||0.00%||80.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Joint pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Joint pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (2,177 people, 93.03%)
- Depression (291 people, 12.44%)
- Colitis (259 people, 11.07%)
- Sinusitis (188 people, 8.03%)
- Pain (182 people, 7.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ortho tri-cyclen (376 people, 16.07%)
- Levaquin (376 people, 16.07%)
- Keflex (320 people, 13.68%)
- Zithromax (319 people, 13.63%)
- Retin-a (288 people, 12.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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