Review: could Accutane cause Myalgia (Muscle aches)?
Summary: Myalgia 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 Asacol, and have Acne.
We study 27,815 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 924 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.
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Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 28,366 Accutane users)
Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,540 Myalgia patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 27,811 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 924 people (3.32%) have Myalgia.
Time on Accutane when people have Myalgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Accutane * :
Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Accutane * :
Severity of Myalgia when taking Accutane ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Myalgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (674 people, 72.94%)
- Depression (200 people, 21.65%)
- Colitis (180 people, 19.48%)
- Anxiety (116 people, 12.55%)
- Bronchitis (114 people, 12.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Asacol (238 people, 25.76%)
- Levaquin (188 people, 20.35%)
- Celexa (180 people, 19.48%)
- Prevacid (139 people, 15.04%)
- Ortho tri-cyclen (135 people, 14.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of drug interactions between Piroxicam, Ciprofloxacin for a 27-year old woman with Flu, Urinary Tract Infection. The patient has Myalgia, Cough, Syncope Vasovagal
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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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