Historically Accutane came about after scientists looked at the power of vitamin A in the treatment of severe nodular acne. Accutane is the brand name product from the drug manufacturer Hoffmann – La Roche.
Accutane is derived and is a form of vitamin A and has been shown to reduce the amount of oil that is released from the glands in your skin.
Accutane can also have “off label” uses as well, but is not the focus of this article.
Accutane is a highly regulated drug under what’s known as the iPLEDGE program, and people considering taking this drug should take time to fully read and understand the problems that are associated with this product.
Accutane Side Effects:
There are many known common side effects possible from the use of Accutane. The first and most clear warning is for women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant. Accutane has been shown to create severe birth defects if the drug is taken during pregnancy. Do not for any reason take Accutane if you are pregnant.
Accutane linked to Crohn’s Disease:
Secondary warnings for Accutane side effects are for different chronic bowl related diseases or IBD. Included in this is an illness called Crohn’s Disease, first identified from Dr. Burrill B. Crohn in 1932, in a clinical publication. Some of the common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are cramping, fever, watery stool, the feeling of fullness and or gas.
Accutane Ulcerative colitis:
There may also be a correlation between the continued use of Accutane and a condition called Ulcerative colitis. This is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can affect the large intestine and rectum.
As with any drug, please ask your medical professional before starting any regime.
It was found through research on Accutane that the manufacturer Roche has decided to remove this drug from the marketplace. They have notified the FDA of this important decision. Serious side effects may occur if you have taken the drug Accutane. File your Accutane Lawsuit today to get the help you deserve.