Accutane side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Accutane side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Accutane. The review is based on 30,934 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Accutane

Accutane has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Accutane 32,170 users)


On Sep, 13, 2018

30,934 people who take Accutane are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Accutane side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Pregnancy
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Weight increased
  • Anxiety
  • Vision blurred
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Xerosis (abnormal dryness of the skin or mucus membranes)
  • Injury
1 - 6 months:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Injury
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Depression
  • Weight increased
6 - 12 months:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Injury
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pregnancy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Weight decreased
  • Depression
1 - 2 years:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Injury
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Depression
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
2 - 5 years:
  • Injury
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Depression
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
5 - 10 years:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Injury
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Weight decreased
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Anxiety
10+ years:
  • Pregnancy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Injury
  • Blood triglycerides increased
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
not specified:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight decreased
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Injury
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Vision blurred
  • Weight increased

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Injury
  • Weight decreased
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight increased
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
male:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Injury
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Depression
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Growth retardation (delayed growth)
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Placenta praevia (condition that occurs during pregnancy when the placenta is abnormally placed, and partially or totally covers the cervix)
  • Premature separation of placenta
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Tachypnoea (condition of rapid breathing over 20 per minute)
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • White blood cells urine positive
  • Facial dysmorphism (an anatomical malformation of face)
  • Feeling abnormal
2-9:
  • Injury
  • Neuroblastoma (a cancer that forms in your nerve tissue)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Arthropathy
  • Erythema (redness of the skin)
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Polyp
  • Rash
  • Suicide attempt
10-19:
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suicide attempt
  • Depression
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Lip dry
  • Weight increased
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
20-29:
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Depression
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Weight increased
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pregnancy
30-39:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Weight decreased
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Weight increased
  • Depression
  • Vision blurred
  • Suicide attempt
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
40-49:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Small intestinal obstruction (blockage in small intestine)
  • Weight decreased
  • Vision blurred
  • Suicide attempt
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
50-59:
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Injury
  • Stress
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Vision blurred
  • Lip dry
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Weight increased
60+:
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Injury
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Stress
  • Small intestinal obstruction (blockage in small intestine)
  • Lip dry
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Xerosis (abnormal dryness of the skin or mucus membranes)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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