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Accutane And Ibs
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Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
I'm concerned about claims that Accutane causes IBS & chrohn's. What does the research say? What % of users experience this? Is there proven causality
No proven causality: The problem with answering this question is that the peak age of onset of crohn's disease is in the teen years. This is the same age as acne and Accutane use. A few studies suggested an association. Other well done studies found no link. None have proven a connection. If a link does exist, it is a very weak association. There is no evidence for causality. ...Read more
After researching fibromyalgia/ibs, I discovered it is linked to accutane. Its ruined my life and I hardly leave the house. Tips on overcoming this?
Due to severe ibs/fibromyalgia , I am unable to work. Took Accutane in teens. Could it be the cause? Am I a candidate for disabiliy? Other resources?
I have IBS-D. I also have lots of acne. Can I take Isotretinoin (accutane) ? Please suggest....Thanks.
Accutane: This is a medicine you need to talk to a dermatologist about. They will help you decide if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more
Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more
Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prior to taking the drug and agree to using at least two forms of birth control. This drug is not for everyone and can only be prescribed by physicians specifically trained in its use. ...Read more
Depends: Its hard to say without knowing more about you. However, Accutane is an exceptional medication for treating cystic acne, with marked results seen. There are unfortunately side effects as well as monitoring to be performed, so it is best to check with your doctor to determine whether or not to start. ...Read more