Accutane Lawsuit ~ Public Service Message

Newsome Law Firm wishes to make you aware of the Accutane Lawsuit. Accutane is an acne treatment created by Hoffman La Roche, a United States drug manufacturer. Check to see if you or anyone in your family has taken:

  • Accutane
  • Amnesteem
  • Claravis
  • Decutan
  • Istane
  • Sotret
  • Ratane
  • Raccutane
  • Isotretinoin (generic)

Accutane Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Accutane has been linked to several inflammatory bowel diseases including Chron’s Disease and Accutane Ulcerative Colitis. It has also been linked to a host of other horrid side-effects:

  • weak skin
  • Alopecia
  • depression
  • suicidal tendencies
  • birth defects
  • miscarriages
  • back pain
  • joint pain
  • dry mucus membranes
  • pink eye,
  • dryness of the eye
  • vision problems
  • ringing in the ear
  • psychosis
  • liver damage
  • anaphylaxis
  • erectile dysfunction
  • aggressive behavior
  • bone loss
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • seizures
  • lowered white blood cell count
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • allergic vasculitis

I don’t know about you, but I am thinking that acne is a whole lot less horrific than that list of gloom and doom. If you or anyone you love is taking accutane (by any of its names) I’d suggest you stop now. And, if your doctor hasn’t informed you of those side-effects listed above or they did not come with a prominent black box warning label, you may be due compensation if you or a loved one has suffered any of these side-effects or complications.

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  1. My oldest son was on Accutane for 7 months, and we had to sign multiple forms acknowledging the possible dangers AFTER reading all about and being told all about those side effects. They can be really bad, which is why you have to go to a specialist to even be put on the stuff. It is highly controlled. You have to be in the data base AND show an approval card to pick the Rx up from the pharmacy. We called it “the big gun” and only got it after trying everything else for 6 years. At some point, the scarring acne becomes unacceptable and when long-term antibiotics don’t help (and there’s plenty of bad things about being on antibiotics for long term), you look at Accutane. Yes, it has the possibility of terrible side effects; his blood was tested for liver problems every month before being allowed to renew the prescription; proper skin care was stressed and problems addressed. (It is really easy to sunburn and eyes, nose, mouth, and lips become very dry… Chapstick doesn’t cut it.) Females have even stricter guidelines to follow, because of the high probability of birth defects.

    The warnings are all true (although the drug itself doesn’t necessarily cause all of those things) as those symptoms have been reported while taking Accutane. It’s not a drug to mess around with — as if you could or would want to! — but sometimes “the big gun” is the final solution to chronic scarring acne.

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