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Accutane And Joint Pain
The Accutane booklet says one of the side effects can be joint pain. How does Accutane cause joint pain? Can it be permanent after accutane?
Transient effects: Myalgias and arthralgias that are mild and transient generally do not require discontinuation of therapy. ...Read more
Was on Accutane for 1 month-40mgs. Stopped due to joint pain. Been 1 week off and my ankles are still stiff. How long until joint pain is gone?
Can not understand. I am afraid of side affects of the accutane; like it affecting my liver or giving me joint pain. Do you think it is worth the risk?
My 14 yr/old has been taking Accutane for 3 weeks. He is an athlete has joint pain. He stopped taking the drug. How long until the pain goes away?
I have been off Accutane for over a year & still experiencing muscle weakness/pain and joint cracking. Does this ever go away & how can I help it heal?
Look for other cause: It is time to look for other causes. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Dry eyes: Accutane can definitely cause bad dry eyes which can persist despite discontinuing the medication. See an ophthalmologist to see how bad the dry eyes are. If you are having bad side effects, you may want to consult with the prescribing doctor about alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many, many causes: Medical specialists in joint diseases are called rheumatolgists. If the joint hurts, it's called 'arthralgia'; if the joints are inflamed (red, swollen, warm, painful), its called 'arthritis' which can be part of over 100 diseases. Many more cause joint arthralgia. Most are limited to 3-4 weeks. Most common chronic is degenerative. Joint pains over a month...Not always simple answer--see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: It is probably not possible to completely avoid joint pain. I am not sure I have ever met a person who hasn't had some type of joint pain at some point in there life. However, there are things you can do to keep your joints healthy. This would include having a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a diet rich in whole food including lots of veggies, and less red meat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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