Accutane And Law Suits

Accutane And Law Suits Accutane is a medication developed by Roche Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of persistent and severe acne. Active ingredient of Accutane is known as Isotretenoin, a vitamin A analog that functions by reducing the production of sebum from the skin.

Accutane was approved by the USFDA for acne treatment in the year 1982. Since then, this drug has been prescribed to millions of patients world-wide and has become Roche’s best selling drug.

However, Accutane was recently under the scanner of the US Food and Drug Administration primarily because of its potentially dangerous and fatal side effects. Some important side effects caused due to Accutane administration include miscarriage, premature births, abortion, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis, permanent birth defects in new born babies, inflammatory bowel syndromes and rectal bleeding. Accutane also causes clinical hepatitis and liver damage, osteoporosis, decreased bone density, muscle weakness, decreased night vision, temporary or permanent hearing loss and bone fractures. Neurological disorders such as depression and increased suicidal tendency also occur due to Accutane.

However, most of the side effects caused by Accutane have been disclosed recently. In this context, the USFDA has directed Roche Pharmaceuticals to create warning labels indicating the side effects of the drug. Accutane is prescribed only to patients who have registered under iPLEDGE program.  Even the doctors and pharmacists are required to register under this program in order to be eligible to prescribe and distribute Accutane.

Anybody who has suffered an Accutane-related injury is eligible to file an Accutane Lawsuit. Even persons whose close family member has died as a result of taking Accutane can also file the lawsuit. It is important to approach an experienced lawyer while filing an Accutane lawsuit. One should include details such as the duration of medication, dosage, details about the Accutane-related injury suffered and loss incurred due to the injury.

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