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.

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On Jul, 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:
  1. Drug exposure during pregnancy
  2. Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  3. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  4. Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome
1 - 6 months:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Depression
  3. Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  4. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  5. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  4. Depression
  5. Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  3. Depression
  4. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome
2 - 5 years:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  3. Depression
  4. Irritable bowel syndrome
  5. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  3. Depression
  4. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  5. Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
10+ years:
  1. Depression
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease
  3. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  4. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  5. Intestinal obstruction
not specified:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Dry skin
  3. Depression
  4. Lip dry
  5. Joint pain

Top conditions involved for these people *:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Ortho Tri-Cyclen (235 people, 4.85%)
  2. Yasmin (86 people, 1.77%)
  3. Synthroid (56 people, 1.16%)
  4. Zoloft (55 people, 1.13%)
  5. Yaz (55 people, 1.13%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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