Accutane – Acne Medication

Did you, or a teenager in your care, take Accutane for acne and then experience serious health problems as a result?

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a drug intended to treat the most severe forms of nodular acne. But this powerful drug has been known to cause serious side effects. People taking Accutane may be at risk for problems affecting:

• Liver
• Intestines
• Eyes
• Ears
• Skeletal system
• and the drug has been implicated in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

While the public has long known that Accutane is linked to serious birth defects and miscarriage, it is only in recent years that we have learned about its link to psychiatric distress including depression and suicide. Teens are particularly vulnerable because of their heightened concerns with their appearance and peer pressure. Accutane is often seen as a cure-all drug and prescriptions for its use have increased dramatically in recent years. This medication is often prescribed for lesser forms of acne such as acne vulgaris, putting even larger numbers of teenagers at risk. The FDA approved Accutane in 1982 for manufacture by Hoffman-La Roche pharmaceuticals, and continues to evaluate this drug for safety.

Drug: Accutane (Isotretinoin)
Condition: Acne
Complications: Issues with the liver, intestines, eyes, ears and skeletal system. Known to cause serious birth defects and miscarriage. Linked to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), depression and suicide.

If you, or a teenager in your care, has experienced any of these symptoms while using Accutane, Click HERE for a free evaluation of your case by the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer.


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