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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Accutane Linked With Ulcerative Colitis

Accutane has a history of bad side effects, but one of the most severe is the chronic inflammatory condition known as ulcerative colitis. The drug was originally synthesized as a cancer fighting drug, only to show amazing results at reducing nodular acne. The exact metabolic pathways that this drug alters is unknown, but this drug has some of the most severe side effects, ranging from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, depression to suicide.

There have been over 5000 personal injury cases to this date against the makers of Accutane, and I am one of them.

April 2008, a New Jersey woman received $10.5 million from a case against Roche, citing that the company failed to warn of the risk of dangerous and chronic conditions. After starting Accutane treatment, the woman developed ulcerative colitis at age 14 and later had to have her colon removed. She now faces chronic and debilitating diarrhea.

February 2010, a computer technician from Birmingham, Alabama, received $25.16 million in settlement damages from Roche. The 38-year-old man began taking Accutane for his acne in 1995 and soon developed inflammatory bowel disease, requiring five surgeries and a removal of his colon. The jury found that Roche failed to warn users of the risk of bowel disease associated with the medication.

drugwatch.com

If you or someone you know is taking Accutane right now, please make sure you know ALL the risks!

21 comments:

  1. thank just found your blog very informative im following this for now on

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  2. this was how my family died, so thanks for the info, great blog!

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  3. that sounds like a terrible disease. thanks for the info, it's always good to soak up!

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  4. I feel you pain bro. Supporting you in these hard times!

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  5. glad to see you're beating inertia today!

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  6. how the hell does accutane do all that?!?

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  7. My friend takes medical marijuana for UC. Thank God we live in Colorado.

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  8. Not sure how my site blocked you, I don't have anyone on my blocked list anymore... not quite sure what the deal is...

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  9. I took Accutane as well, actually. Had terrible acne Freshman through Junior year of Highschool.
    Worked wonders for me, and I don't think I suffered any side-effects (maybe depression, but that comes from the family gene-pool).

    Great article though! It's good to keep people well-informed about the dangers of certain drugs.

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  10. damn i did not know about accutane. wow. that's crazy, you should keep updating on court cases.

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