A study for a 31 year old woman who takes Accutane - from FDA reports


4,846 females aged 31 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 31 year old female patient who has Acne. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 16, 2018

4,846 females aged 31 (±5) who take Accutane are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Accutane for a 31-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 31
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Acne
  • Drugs taken:
    • Accutane (isotretinoin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Depression
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Abortion induced (medically referred abortion)
  • Birth control
  • Joint pain
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Headache (pain in head)
1 - 6 months:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Depression
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Dry skin
  • Colitis (inflammation of colon)
6 - 12 months:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  • Depression
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colitis (inflammation of colon)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Intestinal haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
1 - 2 years:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  • Depression
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Colitis (inflammation of colon)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
2 - 5 years:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  • Depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
  • Colonic polyp (extra part of colon tissue grow in intestine)
  • Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)
5 - 10 years:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  • Depression
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Dry skin
  • Indigestion
  • Hepatitis acute
  • Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus)
  • Joint pain
10+ years:
  • Depression
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Proctitis ulcerative (inflammation of the rectum and anus ulcerative)
  • Joint pain
  • Intestinal haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
not specified:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Dry skin
  • Depression
  • Lip dry
  • Joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control : 164 people, 3.38%
  • Depression : 40 people, 0.83%
  • Stress And Anxiety : 37 people, 0.76%
  • Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 33 people, 0.68%
  • High Blood Pressure : 33 people, 0.68%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen (235 people, 4.85%)
  • Yasmin (86 people, 1.77%)
  • Synthroid (56 people, 1.16%)
  • Zoloft (55 people, 1.13%)
  • Yaz (55 people, 1.13%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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