Accutane can cause severe bowel disorders!

The drug isotretinoin is marketed under the brand name Accutane. This drug is usually prescribed for those suffering from severe acne. Discovered in 1979, this produced dramatic results on acne-affected skin making it popular amongst patients. However, what they failed to realize was that this drug also brought with it a share of potentially dangerous side effects. This drug which was once the second largest seller amongst drugs from Roche was withdrawn from the market after the large number of cases filed against it on grounds of personal injury.

Accutane Side Effects

Recent studies have also identified that Accutane could have side effects like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s diseases shows up with symptoms like abdominal discomfort, cramps and diarrhea. Ulcerative colitis involves side-effects such as abdominal discomfort, cramps, rectal bleeding, and bloody diarrhea. These side effects could continue even after usage of Accutane is discontinued.

Accutane has also been known to sometimes cause severe headaches, vision problems, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, seizures, stroke and muscle weakness as well. Depression and serious mental health problems have also been experienced by some patients. And what’s even worse is that this could take one to the brink of suicide.

FDA & Accutane

The FDA has launched a web page that warns users against buying isotretinoin online. It also states that ` All patients treated with isotretinoin should be observed closely for symptoms of depression or suicidal thoughts, such as sad mood, irritability, acting on dangerous impulses, anger, loss of pleasure or interest in social or sports activities, sleeping too much or too little, changes in weight or appetite, school or work performance going down, or trouble concentrating, or for mood disturbance, psychosis, or aggression.’.

The Law & Accutane

If you or your family have fallen victim to Accutane side effects, it is important that you consult with a legal professional immediately. You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Eric W. Gruenwald, Attorney / Lawyer for more information at 866-529-0001, Extension 245.

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