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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?

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

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Does the joint pain on Accutane usually disappear? How long after accutane?

Does the joint pain on Accutane usually disappear? How long after accutane?

2-4 weeks: Assuming your joint pain is due to Accutane and not something the Accutane caused, like a partial tendon tear or stress fracture. ...Read more

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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?

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?

2-4 weeks: If your joint pain is truly from the accutane, your pain should go away in 2-4 weeks. I would recommend using a topical anti-inflammatory compound (rx) to alleviate your pain in the meantime. ...Read more

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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?

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?

There have been: There have been conflicting cases of seronegative spondyloarthritis to occur with this drug though recently showing that there was no link to one type (crohn's). It would not hurt to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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?

See details: That is an individual decision depending on the severity of the acne and what therapies have been tried previously. Accutane is extremely effective and the risk is not all that high. Discuss this with a or your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have joint pain?

Why do I have joint pain?

Too general: Sorry, this is way too general a question...Even with specifics including your age, medical history, family history, work history, and additional answers the possible causes are many, many things...Please see your doctor to discuss your concerns! this would be like ordering pants for someone and not knowing the gender, age or size! ...Read more

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What could cause joint pain?

What could cause joint pain?

Many causes: Arthritis, injury, overuse, nerve damage, pinched nerve. Please be more specific and restate your question. There are to many possibilities to list. ...Read more

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Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Pain: Picture your knee with a shock absorber inside and a small amount of lubricating fluid. That is normal. Now picture the lubrication or shock absorber to be defective. The result is a general pain in the joint worse on weight bearing. Sometime swelling occurs. ...Read more

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What is the cause fro joint pain?

What is the cause fro joint pain?

See details: There are over one hundred typesof arthritis so there are that many causes. Joint pain in general is caused by inflammatiom and/or damage. ...Read more

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What are some causes of joint pain?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of joint pain to include: bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, fractures, gout, sprains, strains, & cancer as well as other infectious and inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more