Could Accutane cause Myalgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Myalgia is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and have Acne . We study 29,825 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA. Among them, 993 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Accutane

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 30,925 users)

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,783 Myalgia patients).

On Jan, 18, 2017

29,825 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 993 people (3.33%) have Myalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Accutane cause Myalgia?

Time on Accutane when people have Myalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 12.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 64.16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.92 %
  • 10+ years: 0.35 %

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 57.87 %
  • male: 42.13 %

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 40.62 %
  • 20-29: 33.59 %
  • 30-39: 15.74 %
  • 40-49: 4.91 %
  • 50-59: 2.34 %
  • 60+: 2.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (305 people, 30.72%)
  • Acne Cystic (48 people, 4.83%)
  • Depression (39 people, 3.93%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (22 people, 2.22%)
  • Eczema (19 people, 1.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen (93 people, 9.37%)
  • Prevacid (51 people, 5.14%)
  • Prednisone (44 people, 4.43%)
  • Doxycycline (42 people, 4.23%)
  • Erythromycin (41 people, 4.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (514 people, 51.76%)
  • Joint Pain (478 people, 48.14%)
  • Depression (400 people, 40.28%)
  • Dry Skin (333 people, 33.53%)
  • Fatigue (330 people, 33.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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