Review: could Accutane cause Joint pain?
Summary: Joint pain could be caused by Accutane, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Ortho tri-cyclen, and have Acne.
We study 27,736 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,352 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.
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On Apr, 7, 2014: 27,697 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 2,340 people (8.45%) have Joint Pain. They amount to 0.29% of all the 794,461 people who have Joint Pain on eHealthMe.
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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