Accutane Linked to Gastrointestinal Problems

Accutane Gastronestinal Side EffectsWhile Accutane’s effiectiveness in acne treatment is beyond doubt, on of the main issues with this drug is its gastrointestinal side effects, along with other which range from slight (Accutane chest pain or hair loss) to life-threatening (the possible Accutane cancer risk and various birth defects).

Even people who have taken Accutane a long time ago are at risk of developing serious Accutane gastrointestinal problems, some of which chave no cure, and thepeople suffering them will likely suffer recurrent health problems till the end of their lives.

Patients who have taken Accutane in the past should be aware of the following possible symptoms of side effects relating to Accutane gastrointestinal problems:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Jaundice
  • Dark urine color
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Recurrent heartburn
  • Severe bowel or abdominal pain
  • Problematic swallowing
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Rapid heartbeat

If you regularly experience at least one of these Accutane side effects and have a history of Accutane usage, you are advised to visit your doctor in order make sure that you are not suffering from complications of using Accutane. Any symptoms of Gastrointestinal disorder should be taken seriously because it is impossible to predict how complicated the problem really is. People undergoing Accutane acne treatment are  advised to be vigilant for signs of gastrointestinal problems, because some diseases potentially caused by taking Accutane (a gastric ulcer, for example) may not have display symptoms until the problem becomes severe.

Among the most frequent gastrointestinal problems associated with Accutane, the following ones are known to cause severe complications: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Accutane gastritis, Pancreatitis, Gastroenteritis, Esophagitis etc.

If you are diagnosed with one of the above mentioned diseases, you should immediately inform your physician of the fact that you are taking or have taken Accutane. You may also consider filing an Accutane lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer. If you are considering filing a case against Roche Pharmaceuticals, a Parker Waichman LLP Accutane side effects lawyer who has experience in Accutane gastro cases will be able to help. Just fill out case evaluation form to the right and one of our personal injury lawyers will contact you soon.