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Review: could Accutane cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

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 27,792 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 387 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Accutane

Accutane (latest outcomes from 28,346 users) has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne.

Trend of accutane reports

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 164,498 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Trend of Shortness of breath reports

On Nov, 26, 2014: 27,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 387 people (1.39%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath9.07%77.65%5.53%3.10%1.11%3.10%0.44%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Accutane * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath41.72%58.28%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Accutane * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%50.39%39.81%8.09%0.78%0.16%0.78%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Accutane ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (194 people, 50.13%)
  2. Migraine (84 people, 21.71%)
  3. Anxiety (80 people, 20.67%)
  4. Insomnia (45 people, 11.63%)
  5. Headache (30 people, 7.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ortho tri-cyclen (106 people, 27.39%)
  2. Prilosec (91 people, 23.51%)
  3. Ritalin (86 people, 22.22%)
  4. Xanax (86 people, 22.22%)
  5. Lipitor (85 people, 21.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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