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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 27,799 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,355 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 Accutane 28,348 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 Joint pain 117,673 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 27,792 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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    (Asked by a 20 year old woman who has Arthralgia, and takes Xolair)
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    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has 6th Grade Late Acne & Herpes Simplex & Fibromyalgia, and takes Raspberry Ketone, Acyclovir, Accutane)
    I am worried about the interaction of the two drugs any advice or shares symptoms MUCH appreciated. Which were the main side effects that have been of particular concern?... There are loads, I know... But if there is a positive end result, I may be able to hand in there through the tough side effects? Any feedback or warnings would be super thank you!!!
  • Does neurontin cause arthritis. after taking it for 3 months, i started ints.
    (Asked by a 56 year old woman who has Joint Pain, and takes Neurontin)
    After having sciatic pain for almost a year, a doctor prescribed Neurontin. I took it for 3 months until I started getting severe joint pain. I weened myself off of it a month ago and am still having severe joint pain. There has not been any other changes in my life except Neurontin. Does this go away eventually.
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    (Asked by a 38 year old woman who has Headache, Fever, Swollen Fingers, Joint Pain, Muscle Tightness And Pain, and takes Zyvox, Cellcept)
    I had foot soft tissue infection and hospitalized for two days and given IV for Cipro. Then I was released from the hospital and given Zyvox 600MG twice a day for ten days. Meanwhile, I am taking 2000 MG cellcept and 400MG Hydroxychloriquine for more than 10 years to control my lupus. Around the sixth days I had horrible joint pain for my whole body ans swollen on my hands and foot. I spoke to doctor, doctor said I should finish my zyvox doses since my foot infection does not cure yet. Then after two days I stopped the ZYvox, my joint pain getting better and swollen figers getting better but I feel headache and has fever. After surfing the internet, I found the interactions between hydroxychloroquine and the Zyvox could cause "The risk of peripheral neuropathy may be increased during concurrent use of two or more agents that are associated with this adverse effect. Patient risk factors include diabetesand age older than 60 years. In some cases, the neuropathy may progress or become irreversible despite discontinuation of the medications". I stooped taking Zyvox now, however, I am still taking my hydroxchloroquine and need to continue maybe life long. My appintment with my Rheumatologist is a month later. My pcp and Podiatrist seem have no idea about the interactions between the two medications. I would like to find out if I continue take hdroxycholoroquin, though I stopped the Zvox will still harm my nerv system? Should I stop taking Hydroxycholoroquine? How do I treat my headache and fever? Thanks
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    (Asked by a 26 year old man who has Groin Pain, Bone And Joint Pain, and takes Purified Honey, Cinnamon, Apple Cider Vinegar)
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