A study for a 49 year old man who takes Accutane - from FDA reports


362 males aged 49 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 49 year old male patient who has Acne. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Oct, 15, 2018

362 males aged 49 (±5) who take Accutane are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Accutane for a 49-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 49
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Acne
  • Drugs taken:
    • Accutane (isotretinoin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Orgasmic Dysfunction(not getting orgasm): 0 (0% of males aged 49 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease
  3. Rashes (redness)
  4. Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Injury
  7. Proctitis (inflammation of the rectum and anus)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Depressed mood
  10. Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Irritable bowel syndrome
  2. Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Dry skin
  4. Intestinal haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
  5. Kidney stones
  6. Lip dry
  7. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  8. Nosebleed (bleeding from nose)
  9. Herpes zoster
  10. Anaemia (lack of blood)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  3. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  4. Irritable bowel syndrome
  5. Depression
  6. Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  7. High blood cholesterol
  8. Lip dry
  9. Dry skin
  10. Haemorrhoids (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus)
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
  6. Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  7. Colitis (inflammation of colon)
  8. Injury
  9. Intestinal haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
  10. Stress and anxiety
2 - 5 years:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Intestinal obstruction
  3. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  4. Depression
  5. Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)
  6. Irritable bowel syndrome
  7. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  8. Suicidal ideation
  9. Injury
  10. Intestinal resection
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. Nerve compression
  4. Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries)
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Depression
  7. Skin exfoliation (removal of the oldest dead skin cells)
  8. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
  9. Infusion site rash
  10. Intestinal obstruction
10+ years:
  1. Headache (pain in head)
  2. Migraine (headache)
  3. Colitis (inflammation of colon)
  4. Venous occlusion (the blocking of venous return)
  5. High blood cholesterol
  6. Depression
  7. Musculoskeletal disorder (disease of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)
  8. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)
  9. Hair loss
  10. Irritable bowel syndrome
not specified:
  1. Inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  3. Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  4. Depression
  5. Dry skin
  6. High blood cholesterol
  7. Stress and anxiety
  8. Joint pain
  9. Intestinal haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
  10. Irritable bowel syndrome

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 26 people, 7.18%
  2. Rosacea (a skin condition that causes facial redness): 16 people, 4.42%
  3. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 13 people, 3.59%
  4. Asthma : 8 people, 2.21%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol : 7 people, 1.93%
  6. Folliculitis (infection of hair root): 6 people, 1.66%
  7. Diabetes : 6 people, 1.66%
  8. Rashes (redness): 6 people, 1.66%
  9. Birth Control : 5 people, 1.38%
  10. Hidradenitis (chronic disease of a type of sweat gland): 4 people, 1.10%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Fioricet (19 people, 5.25%)
  2. Cozaar (19 people, 5.25%)
  3. Lisinopril (8 people, 2.21%)
  4. Avandia (8 people, 2.21%)
  5. Tysabri (8 people, 2.21%)
  6. Aspirin (7 people, 1.93%)
  7. Xolair (6 people, 1.66%)
  8. Prednisone (6 people, 1.66%)
  9. Prilosec (5 people, 1.38%)
  10. Ibuprofen (5 people, 1.38%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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