Accutane

Defend myself in my Accutane journey

In case you were wondering, the miraculous acne medication, Accutane (isotretinoin), is as fun as it sounds. Accutane is a six month program, which means I have three months left. The drug is definitely doing something – I went from decent skin to smooth and fair to bumpy, itchy, and …

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Accutane Pursuit | When to speak to a lawyer

The Accutane lawsuits claim that the acne drug causes serious side effects like inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, birth defects, and depression. More than 2,000 Accutane lawsuits have been filed against drugmaker Hoffman-La Roche, but none have been settled to date. Why people are suing Accutane Most of …

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How often are psychiatric events related to Accutane?

Although the use of isotretinoin (Accutane) has often been associated with psychiatric adverse events, the suicide rate in people taking acne medications may be lower than in the general population, according to a retrospective analysis. Over the past two decades, nearly 18,000 cases of depression, anxiety and emotional lability related …

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What it is like to be an Accutane success story

Photo: Imaxtree In my last essay, I talked about how continuing on Accutane made me feel like a complete failure. I had spent hours and hours carefully crafting a skincare routine that worked, but then hit a plateau and knew I would never really have clear skin until I was …

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