Review: could Accutane cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 27,811 people who have side effects while taking Accutane from FDA and social media. Among them, 467 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 28,364 Accutane users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 27,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 467 people (1.68%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Accutane when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||18.43%||69.02%||6.08%||3.53%||2.35%||0.00%||0.59% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Accutane * :
|Weight gain||60.46%||39.54% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Accutane * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||50.29%||36.63%||9.74%||1.16%||1.45%||0.73% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Accutane ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (220 people, 47.11%)
- Seasonal allergy (25 people, 5.35%)
- Asthma (18 people, 3.85%)
- Depression (12 people, 2.57%)
- Autoimmune hepatitis (12 people, 2.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ortho tri-cyclen (113 people, 24.20%)
- Zantac (51 people, 10.92%)
- Zoloft (33 people, 7.07%)
- Advil (32 people, 6.85%)
- Benzaclin (26 people, 5.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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