Accutane and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain 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, 483 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

29,825 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 483 people (1.62%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Accutane cause Weight gain?

Time on Accutane when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 12.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 69.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.32 %
  • 10+ years: 1.3 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 67.57 %
  • male: 32.43 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 41.74 %
  • 20-29: 36.47 %
  • 30-39: 13.76 %
  • 40-49: 2.75 %
  • 50-59: 2.52 %
  • 60+: 2.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (152 people, 31.47%)
  • Acne Cystic (14 people, 2.90%)
  • Headache (12 people, 2.48%)
  • Asthma (12 people, 2.48%)
  • Depression (8 people, 1.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen (58 people, 12.01%)
  • Zoloft (25 people, 5.18%)
  • Zantac (16 people, 3.31%)
  • Advil (16 people, 3.31%)
  • Prednisone (15 people, 3.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (229 people, 47.41%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (211 people, 43.69%)
  • Depression (211 people, 43.69%)
  • Colitis (190 people, 39.34%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (169 people, 34.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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