If beauty is skin deep, then why are hundreds of acne patients suffering needlessly from life threatening Accutane side effects?
Have you or a loved one taken the acne drug Accutane? Then you need to read this page. You are not alone and may need an Accutane lawyer to help you decide what to do next.
All medications have side effects. However, Accutane is prescribed for acne, a condition that is serious but not life threatening. Personal appearance is extremely important to young people. Hoffmann-LaRoche capitalized on this need, minimized the serious risks associated with their medication and made a fortune selling Accutane.
Accutane side effects kill
Accutane, a medication used to treat severe acne, has been linked to suicide, depression, severe birth defects, and damage to the liver, kidneys, and colon. A congressional investigation of Accutane found that the suicide rate among Accutane users may be as high as two suicides per month, an unusually high number for any group, but especially high for otherwise healthy people who showed no signs of depression or thoughts of suicide before they started using Accutane.
Accutane side effects harm unborn babies
Birth defects associated with this medication are so severe that women who become pregnant while using the drug are routinely advised by their doctors to have an abortion. Women who take Accutane are required to use two forms of contraception to guard against pregnancy while they are on the drug. Accutane prescriptions must be refilled each month. Before writing a new prescription, the prescribing doctor must perform a pregnancy test on female patients taking the drug. The harmful Accutane side effects on a human fetus continue for at least one month after the drug has been discontinued.
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Additional Accutane side effects include:
- Tachycardia (a rapid or racing heartbeat)
- Vascular thrombotic disease
- Heart palpitations
- Brain damage
- Organ failure
- Negatively impact blood sugar levels