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Accutane has been prescribed to treat severe cases of acne. This drug has been known to be dangerous. If you've been injured by Accutane, call Gruber Law Offices for a free case evaluation.

Accutane has been prescribed to treat severe cases of acne. This drug has been known to be dangerous. If you've been injured by Accutane, call Gruber Law Offices for a free case evaluation.

Its Function

Its Function

The acne drug Accutane has been associated with many serious side effects.

At Gruber Law, our legal team is involved in filing lawsuits and claims for alleged injuries from Accutane (isotretinoin).

Accutane was prescribed to treat severe cases of acne. The manufacturer, Hoffman-LaRoche, warned against prescribing Accutane to pregnant women, but in some cases, teenagers were prescribed the medication without the physician checking for pregnancy.

Its Function

Side Effects

Side Effects

Accutane had some alarming side effects, as reported by the New York Times and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug was found to cause serious birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman.

It has also been associated with suicidal thoughts, depression, psychosis, and organ damage. The drug is known to have the potential to permanently affect vision, and to increase the possibility of scarring from     cosmetic procedures such as waxing, laser treatments, or dermabrasion.

 

The known side effects of Accutane (or its generic equivalent), according to the FDA include:

  • Birth defects (deformed babies)
  • Miscarriage
  • Baby death
  • Premature birth
  • Mental health problems
  • Serious brain problems
  • Permanent loss of eyesight
  • Skin problems (severe rash)
  • Fevers
  • Blisters on legs, arms or face
  • Peeling skin
  • Liver, pancreas, esophagus and bowel damage
  • Bone and muscle problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Blood cholesterol problems
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Decreased red and white blood cells

 

Side Effects

FDA First Approved in 1982

FDA First Approved in 1982

Accutane was approved by the FDA in 1982, and thousands of people, usually young, were prescribed the drug to treat nodular acne, a particular painful form of the skin condition. The manufacturer of the drug discontinued Accutane in 2009, although there are generic versions of the drug that can still be prescribed.

The FDA warned against taking Accutane for people with certain conditions, including mental problems, asthma, liver disease, diabetes, heart disease, bone loss or weak bones, an eating disorder, or food or medicine allergies. The medication cannot be taken in conjunction with some other medications and vitamins, including Vitamin A, tetracycline, certain birth control pills, Dilantin, corticosteroids, or the herb, St. John’s Wort.

FDA First Approved in 1982

Accutane Injuries

Accutane Injuries

There has allegedly been a range of serious or deadly side effects suffered by people who were prescribed the drug. Permanent hearing or eyesight loss or damage to the internal organs cannot be resolved with treatment.

The mental health problems associated with the drug, organ damage and other health issues have destroyed the quality of life of some victims. Legal action should be taken immediately.

Accutane Injuries

Your Legal Options

Your Legal Options

If you were prescribed Accutane during the period it was on the market, you may be dealing with very serious physical health problems, mental issues, or a permanent condition that has greatly reduced your quality of life and general health.

If so, connect with our firm immediately so we can begin the process of seeking compensation for you. A full review of your situation is the first order of business and should occur without delay. Call Gruber Law for immediate assistance.

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