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Review: could Accutane cause Menstruation irregular?

Summary: Menstruation irregular could be caused by Accutane, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Desogen, and have Acne.

We study 27,740 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 have Menstruation irregular. Find out below who they are, when they have Menstruation irregular and more.

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Accutane

Accutane (latest outcomes from 28,285 users) has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne.

Menstruation irregular

Menstruation irregular (latest reports from 44,028 patients) has been reported by people with post coital contraception, birth control, depression, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 27,736 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 160 people (0.58%) have Menstruation Irregular. They amount to 0.36% of all the 44,017 people who have Menstruation Irregular on eHealthMe.

Trend of Menstruation irregular in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Menstruation irregular * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Menstruation irregular2.80%56.64%38.46%0.70%0.00%1.40%0.00%

Gender of people who have Menstruation irregular when taking Accutane * :

FemaleMale
Menstruation irregular99.57%0.43%

Age of people who have Menstruation irregular when taking Accutane * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Menstruation irregular0.00%0.00%62.56%21.00%10.50%5.94%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Menstruation irregular when taking Accutane ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Menstruation irregular ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (38 people, 23.75%)
  2. Autoimmune hepatitis (10 people, 6.25%)
  3. Lichen sclerosus (6 people, 3.75%)
  4. Acne cystic (4 people, 2.50%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 2.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Desogen (60 people, 37.50%)
  2. Aleve (41 people, 25.62%)
  3. Advil (36 people, 22.50%)
  4. Ortho tri-cyclen (25 people, 15.62%)
  5. Advil liqui-gels (24 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • topazz on Apr, 22, 2014:

    I hav exactly d same symptoms as u and i just finished my period about four days ago but im still spotting which is very unsual. Any information you hav acquired will be very helpful pls

    Reply

    dinma on Nov, 27, 2012:

    Am female and am 23 yrs old. When I started using piroxicam(felvin) for my menstrual pain,I noticed that my menstruation flow became minimal.Then when I stopped taking it,my menstrual days increased. What could be the cause?,because am not sexually active therefore I have never used any pills.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • HJLH on Apr, 19, 2014:

    I am a 46 year old female living in Maine. I was on Amlodipine for high blood pressure for several months and my menstrual cycle which had always been predictable stopped for 2 1/2 months, followed by a heavier than normal period. I figured it was likely the start of menopause. Due to swelling in my lower legs and ankles, my doctor changed my blood pressure medication to Losartan just a few days ago, and I just started my period, slightly early. In retrospect I believe that the Amlodipine was messing up my cycle.

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    cc on Sep, 3, 2013:

    I am female living in southern California. I started taking this drug and my periods ceased.when I stopped the medication after six months due to swell ing in my extremities, my period reappeared.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • At least once a month I am experience a bloody show. Premenstrual symptoms have been severely escalated (severe irritability, rage, night terrors, and insomnia).

    Reply

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