Accutane and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath 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 Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and have Acne . We study 29,825 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA. Among them, 476 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Accutane

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 30,943 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

29,825 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 476 people (1.6%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Accutane cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Accutane when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 7.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 68.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.51 %
  • 10+ years: 0.83 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 45.42 %
  • male: 54.58 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 46.03 %
  • 20-29: 29.44 %
  • 30-39: 10.51 %
  • 40-49: 2.57 %
  • 50-59: 2.34 %
  • 60+: 8.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (215 people, 45.17%)
  • Headache (31 people, 6.51%)
  • Rhinitis (21 people, 4.41%)
  • Migraine (21 people, 4.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (18 people, 3.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen (53 people, 11.13%)
  • Claritin (39 people, 8.19%)
  • Advil (36 people, 7.56%)
  • Bactrim Ds (30 people, 6.30%)
  • Asacol (25 people, 5.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (289 people, 60.71%)
  • Depression (278 people, 58.40%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (243 people, 51.05%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (227 people, 47.69%)
  • Chest Pain (187 people, 39.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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