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Review: could Accutane cause Joint pain?

Summary: Joint pain is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ortho tri-cyclen, and have Acne.

We study 27,811 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,343 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain 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)

Joint pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 118,838 Joint pain patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 27,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 2,343 people (8.43%) have Joint Pain.

Trend of Joint pain in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint pain16.67%63.61%12.01%4.54%1.79%1.17%0.22%

Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Accutane * :

FemaleMale
Joint pain46.70%53.30%

Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Accutane * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint pain0.07%0.00%52.81%33.35%10.52%2.65%0.49%0.11%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Accutane ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain0.00%62.50%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (2,178 people, 92.96%)
  2. Depression (292 people, 12.46%)
  3. Colitis (259 people, 11.05%)
  4. Sinusitis (188 people, 8.02%)
  5. Pain (182 people, 7.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ortho tri-cyclen (376 people, 16.05%)
  2. Levaquin (376 people, 16.05%)
  3. Keflex (320 people, 13.66%)
  4. Zithromax (319 people, 13.62%)
  5. Retin-a (288 people, 12.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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