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Review: could Accutane cause Myalgia?

Summary: Myalgia 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 Asacol, and have Acne.

We study 27,736 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 923 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia 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.

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) (latest reports from 500,553 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 27,697 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 923 people (3.33%) have Myalgia. They amount to 0.18% of all the 500,159 people who have Myalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Myalgia in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Myalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Myalgia24.07%61.82%9.18%1.99%1.82%1.04%0.09%

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Accutane * :

FemaleMale
Myalgia49.18%50.82%

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Accutane * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myalgia0.00%0.00%46.91%37.34%11.90%3.00%0.51%0.34%

Severity of Myalgia when taking Accutane ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Myalgia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (674 people, 73.02%)
  2. Depression (200 people, 21.67%)
  3. Colitis (180 people, 19.50%)
  4. Anxiety (116 people, 12.57%)
  5. Bronchitis (114 people, 12.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Asacol (238 people, 25.79%)
  2. Levaquin (188 people, 20.37%)
  3. Celexa (180 people, 19.50%)
  4. Prevacid (139 people, 15.06%)
  5. Ortho tri-cyclen (135 people, 14.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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