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Accutane Side Effects

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Accutane | Isotretinoin has been shown to cause common side effects, such as:
  • abnormal hair growth
  • abnormal skin sensations
  • bleeding, redness, or swelling of the gums
  • changes in menstrual flow
  • chapped lips
  • dizziness
  • decreased tolerance to contact lenses
  • dry eyes and mouth
  • nosebleeds caused by dry nose
  • dry or peeling skin
  • flushing
  • sweating
  • general body discomfort
  • hair thinning
  • headache
  • itching
  • lack of energy
  • nervousness
  • respiratory tract infection
  • sleeplessness
  • temporary worsening of acne
  • voice changes
Accutane may also cause more serious side effects, including:
  • violent or aggressive behavior
  • bowel pain
  • chest pain or pounding
  • depression
  • dark urine
  • difficult, painful swallowing
  • difficulty moving
  • excessive thirst or urination
  • fainting
  • increased heartbeat
  • fever
  • fractured bones
  • muscles weakness, sometimes accompanied by pain
  • ringing in the ears or hearing problems
  • increased pressure in the brain
  • joint or back pain
  • leg swelling
  • nausea
  • new or worsening heartburn
  • rectal bleeding
  • red patches or bruises on the legs
  • red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin
  • seizures
  • severe diarrhea
  • severe headache
  • shortness of breath
  • skin infection
  • slurred speech
  • stroke
  • sun sensitivity
  • swelling of the pancreas
  • swollen glands
  • suicidal thoughts
  • tightness in the lungs
  • vision changes
  • weakness
  • jaundice
The nature and amount of Accutane side effects that you may experience depends largely on you as an individual. If you feel as though you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or have any questions at all about Accutane or its side effects, please contact your doctor as soon as possible. Also, if you have had a negative Accutane experience in the past, please fill out our report a bad drug form.