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 Nov, 14, 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
1 - 6 months:
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Depression
  • Weight increased
  • Stress
  • Small intestinal obstruction (blockage in small intestine)
6 - 12 months:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Injury
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pregnancy
1 - 2 years:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Injury
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
2 - 5 years:
  • Injury
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
5 - 10 years:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Injury
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Suicidal ideation
10+ years:
  • Pregnancy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Weight increased
  • Anxiety
  • Blood cholesterol increased
not specified:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight decreased
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Injury

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Injury
  • Weight decreased
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
male:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Lip dry
  • Suicide attempt
  • Anxiety

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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)
2-9:
  • Injury
  • Neuroblastoma (a cancer that forms in your nerve tissue)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Arthropathy
  • Erythema (redness of the skin)
10-19:
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suicide attempt
  • Depression
20-29:
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  • Lip dry
  • Visual disturbance
  • Anxiety
30-39:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Weight decreased
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
40-49:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Small intestinal obstruction (blockage in small intestine)
  • Weight decreased
50-59:
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Injury
  • Stress
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
60+:
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Injury
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Stress
  • Small intestinal obstruction (blockage in small intestine)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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