Many people who suffer from severe acne turn to prescription medication to control their condition. Accutane (isotretinoin) is prescribed after a patient has tried all other acne treatments, including antibiotics, without success. It is a form of vitamin A that reduces the release of oil from the glands, increasing the skin’s renewal rate. Accutane is used to treat the most serious form of acne, called nodular acne, which causes red, swollen, painful lumps that can result in permanent scarring.
Although Accutane is effective in clearing acne, it has several serious side effects that can harm consumers. Click on the links below to learn more about Accutane side effects – if you have experienced any of the conditions noted on this page, contact our Accutane lawyers to discuss your case.
- The Dangers of Accutane
- Consent Forms and Manufacturer Liability
- Accutane Side Effects – Do You Have a Claim?
Accutane causes serious birth defects, premature delivery, or miscarriage if taken during pregnancy. It is extremely important for women not to become pregnant while taking Accutane or for one month after they stop treatment. Accutane has also been known to cause depression and other serious mental problems including irritability, anger, loss of interest in social activities, and trouble concentrating. Some patients have even experienced suicidal thoughts and some have tried to take their own lives. If you are experiencing any of these serious side effects associated with Accutane use, the lawyers at our law firm can help.
Accutane can also increase pressure in the brain, which can lead to sight loss, dizziness, or vomiting and, in extreme cases, seizures, strokes, or death. Taking Accutane can cause damage to vital organs such as the liver, pancreas, and esophagus. Symptoms of organ damage include, but are not limited to, severe stomach, bowel, or chest pain, heartburn, dark urine, and trouble swallowing. Accutane can also cause joint and muscle pain, and has been documented to stunt growth and reduce the bone’s ability to heal after a break. Some people who have taken Accutane have also developed hearing and vision problems that are potentially permanent.
In addition to these serious side effects, Accutane can cause several mild side effects such as dry or cracked skin or lips, dry mouth, itching, and nosebleeds. Some Accutane users also experience shortness of breath, fainting, extreme thirst, frequent urination, leg swelling, slurred speech, and convulsions. If you have experienced any of these side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our pharmaceutical litigation lawyers to review your claim.
Consent Forms and Manufacturer Liability
Because of the serious side effects associated with Accutane, all patients must sign a consent form and female patients must show proof of two negative pregnancy tests before receiving the drug. Despite the consent forms and warning labels, the drug manufacturers are still liable if Accutane injures you in any way. If Accutane has harmed you or a loved one, contact our Accutane side effect lawyers today. They will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you have taken Accutane and have experienced any of the following side effects (or been diagnosed with any of the following conditions), please contact us for a free review. Our drug injury lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries.
- Birth defects
- Abdominal pain
- Organ damage
- Hearing and vision damage
- Liver and kidney damage
- Bone and muscle loss
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disorder
- Rectal bleeding
- Premature closure of growth plates
- Optic neuritis
- Central nervous system injuries
- Cardiovascular injuries
- Immune system disorder
- Dessicated discs
- Thyroid disorders
- Suicidal behavior
Contact a Accutane Lawyer at Farah & Farah Today
Accutane use can cause serious side effects and even permanent injury. If you have taken Accutane and experienced any negative side effects or been diagnosed with any of the conditions listed on this page, you should speak with an attorney immediately. Contact personal injury lawyers at Farah & Farah at 877-245-6707 to schedule a free consultation with our Accutane lawyers in locations across the state.