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Isotretinoin

Popular Brands: : Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Roaccutane, Zenatane
Official FDA Reports103,340
Social Media Events6,107
Total Posts6,117
Avg. Review Score3.78/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Isotretinoin
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Douglas Pharmaceuticals America Ltd
  • Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd
  • Hoffmann La Roche Inc
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Ranbaxy Inc
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  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Accutane.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Isotretinoin Side Effects

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(Online Comments)
FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
Label
Overall
Alarm
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Alarm Reports % of
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Isotretinoin

Acne

I ended accutane a week ago and I've acquired 4 new pimples since then. Doesn't seem right...


Source: ChasingKelianna/statuses/1944570866403...

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Headache

Man I have a killer headache . I hate being on Accutane .


Source: xoxoL2/statuses/193867002308329472

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Did the author experience headache while taking accutane?

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Dry Skin

... for Accutane) to be taken twice a day for six months. Yes, I did experience some of the side effects such as headaches (which went away after a couple of weeks) and very dry skin and lips (which was t...


Source: Accutane-Prescription-Acne-Medication-...

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Tell us about your Experience with Isotretinoin

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Diva2014 in healingwell.com on January 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

UC rates are lowest in Korea, China and Japan...one common thread in diet of all Asian countries is a lot of vegetables and sea weeds....I think the secret is in some leaf...be it tobacco leaf, sushi ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MissM in ic-network.com on January 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Re: How long do ppl with IC need to suffer? Hi Annabells, You are very brave to go back to the gym. I haven't stepped foot in one in 8 months. But since the IC started I have lost close to 15lbs so...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By arizonahiker in healingwell.com on January 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Nopal=Prickly Pear cactus! I live in Phoenix, Arizona and nearly step on the stuff every day during my hikes. Tourists have been buying Prickly Pear jelly in this area for years, and during our hik...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Serialflusher in healingwell.com on January 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I'm starting this regimen today. I'll let you know how it turns out.Post Edited (Serialflusher) : 1/11/2015 12:48:16 PM (GMT-7)

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By randy912 in healingwell.com on January 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

WHERE CAN THIS STUFF BE BOUGHT??? Please post links or names of places this stuff can be bought. I'm desperate to try anything.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By VerM in healingwell.com on January 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Updates ? Thanks

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By KateKline in ic-network.com on January 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Re: IC a neurological problem? I take that back! I might be going to the movement disorder clinic! Wthell.....I might as well.....I've got nothing to lose!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Annabells in ic-network.com on January 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Re: How long do ppl with IC need to suffer? Miss M - I feel like you and I are so similar! I'm used to my routine - working 9 hours, going to the gym and then going out for the night. I feel so far fr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Diva2014 in healingwell.com on January 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

UPDATE about My Nopal Juice trial: Its 4 days that I have been drinking a glassful of Nopal Juice every morning. Interestingly, the only symptom I had before starting was some crampy Abd.pain before p...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Dealmaker in www.dailystrength.org on January 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Sourcing quality natural supplements is one of the problems. Huperzine A works for me and I avoid the cheaper supplements. I would encourage anyone that wants to try a supplement to not try one bottle...


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.