Accutane and Upper respiratory tract infection - from FDA reports

Upper respiratory tract infection is found among people who take Accutane, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and have Birth control. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 29,903 people who have side effects when taking Accutane from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 01, 2018

29,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Accutane.
Among them, 453 people (1.51%) have Upper respiratory tract infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Accutane when people have Upper respiratory tract infection *:

  • < 1 month: 7.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 67.28 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.98 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.53 %
  • 10+ years: 0.61 %

Gender of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Accutane *:

  • female: 57.85 %
  • male: 42.15 %

Age of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Accutane *:

  • 0-1: 2.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 54.41 %
  • 20-29: 25.44 %
  • 30-39: 14.36 %
  • 40-49: 2.02 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 1.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Birth Control: 10 people, 2.21%
  2. Depression: 9 people, 1.99%
  3. Iron Deficiency Anaemia: 8 people, 1.77%
  4. Headache (pain in head): 7 people, 1.55%
  5. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 6 people, 1.32%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Ortho Tri-Cyclen: 49 people, 10.82%
  2. Tylenol: 32 people, 7.06%
  3. Ibuprofen: 28 people, 6.18%
  4. Paxil: 16 people, 3.53%
  5. Claravis: 15 people, 3.31%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 296 people, 65.34%
  2. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 228 people, 50.33%
  3. Depression: 211 people, 46.58%
  4. Colitis (inflammation of colon): 180 people, 39.74%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 174 people, 38.41%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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