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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 27,799 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

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 28,348 users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 27,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane. Among them, 467 people (1.68%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Accutane reports

Time on Accutane when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain18.43%69.02%6.08%3.53%2.35%0.00%0.59%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain60.46%39.54%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%50.29%36.63%9.74%1.16%1.45%0.73%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Accutane ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (220 people, 47.11%)
  2. Seasonal allergy (25 people, 5.35%)
  3. Asthma (18 people, 3.85%)
  4. Depression (12 people, 2.57%)
  5. Autoimmune hepatitis (12 people, 2.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ortho tri-cyclen (113 people, 24.20%)
  2. Zantac (51 people, 10.92%)
  3. Zoloft (33 people, 7.07%)
  4. Advil (32 people, 6.85%)
  5. Benzaclin (26 people, 5.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am about to embark on starting roaccutane treatment but worried about the interaction of taking aciclovir with it. (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has 6th Grade Late Acne & Herpes Simplex & Fibromyalgia, and takes Raspberry Ketone, Acyclovir, Accutane)
    I am worried about the interaction of the two drugs any advice or shares symptoms MUCH appreciated. Which were the main side effects that have been of particular concern?... There are loads, I know... But if there is a positive end result, I may be able to hand in there through the tough side effects? Any feedback or warnings would be super thank you!!!
  • Are an increase in appetite & tiredness side effects of the birth control tri-sprintec?
    (Asked by a 23 year old woman who has Weight Gain, Increased Appetite, and takes Tri-sprintec)
    In the past I have taken the birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and have never had any problems. I just switched to the generic brand, Tri-sprintec. I have now officially been taking Tri-Sprintec for 2 months. I recently started to notice that my appetite has increased and I've been eating A LOT more than normal; I have definitely started to gain weight. I also have been a lot more tired than usual.
  • Bisoprolol ,ive gained 56 pounds
    (Asked by a 60 year old man who has Weight Gain)
    i had a triple by pass,and was prescribed bisoprolol.since taking it i have gained 4 stones in weight ,ive tried diets ,exercise nothing takes the weight off ,should i stop the tablets.
  • Do the side effects of prolia either stop or lessen over the 6 month period between injections?
    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Fatigue, Abdominal Pain, Osteoarthritis Generalised, Headache - Mixed Tension Migraine, Itching, Weight Gain, Hot Flush, Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Pain - Abdomen, and takes Feraheme, Pantoprazole, Prolia)
    I am wondering if the side effects of Prolia go away or lessen during the six months it is taken for.
  • I have recently been put on humulin 70/30 and januvia 100mg and am concerned about weight gain as i am on quite high doses ttake 80 units in the morning and 60 at night
    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Weight Gain, and takes Metformin, Januvia , Humulin 70/30 Pen)
    I have recently Changed from novomix 70/30 flex pen to humulin 70/30 flex pen 80 units before breakfast and 60 units before supper, metformin 1000 mg morning and 1000 mg in the evening both to be taken after meals, and januvia 100 to be taken after breakfast. Unfortunately the novomix insulin caused weight gain irrespective of my diet. I am just concerned that the new meds will cause more weight gain

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