Accutane is a form of vitamin A that also helps renew your skin renew more quickly. It helps decrease the oil that is released in your skin.
Accutane is usually prescribed after other antibiotics or acne medications could not treat severe acne successfully. It could be used for other purposes not listed, but recommended by a doctor. Most patients are recommended to take Accutane after other medications or antibiotics have failed to treat symptoms.Warning if Pregnant
Do NOT take Accutane if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The medication can cause serious birth defects if a woman takes it while she's pregnant. Just one dose can cause serious defects of the heart, brain, face, and skull.Possible Side Effects
Accutane also has other possible side effects after normal use. If you experience any of these side effects, seek medical attention immediately. They include:
- Aggression or agitation
- Blurred vision
- Changes in behavior
- Crying spells
- Depressed mood
- Hearing problems, hearing loss, ringing in your ears
- Pain behind your eyes
- Seizure (convulsions)
- Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
- Sleep problems
- Sudden and severe headache
- Trouble concentrating
- Thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself
Accutane side effects can be severe, and you should seek legal help if you or a loved one have suffered due to taking this medication.
The following video provides seven of the most common side effects of Accutane.Sacramento Drug Products Liability Lawyer
I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento Drug Products Liability Lawyer. I'm sure if you or a family member has suffered injuries from taking this drug, you have questions. I would like to answer them. Please call me today for free, friendly legal advice at 916.921.6400, 800.404.5400, or contact me online.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 3.10.20]
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