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Accutane & Crohn's
Accutane® Has Been Linked to Serious Side Effects Including Crohn's Disease.
If you or a loved one has been prescribed Accutane® and been injured due to the use of the drug, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation.
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On June 29 2009, Roche Pharmaceuticals, pulled Accutane off the market due to the increasing costs of defending lawsuits filed by users who were experiencing serious side effects, including Crohn’s Disease, after taking the drug.
The use of Accutane has been associated with the following types of gastrointestinal conditions:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Ulcerative Proctitus
From 1997 to 2002, the FDA received close to 100 reports of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that were believed to be associated with the use of the common acne drug Accutane. In nearly all the cases, the agency determined it was "very probable" or "probable" that Accutane had caused the patients to develop the disease.
Accutane & Crohn's Disease Links
Recent medical studies in both the US and in England have been evaluating the link between the use of Accutane and Crohn's Disease. Crohn's Disease affects around 520,000 people in the United States.
People often mistake Crohn's disease for other gastrointestinal disorders like ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), since those afflictions have similar symptoms. However, the inflammation associated with Crohn’s usually attacks deep into the wall of the bowels, unlike Ulcerative Colitis, which only affects the lining of the bowels. This disease is in a group of illnesses called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
If you have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease or any of the above symptoms after taking Accutane, Contact us today for a confidential evaluation of your case. We have a legal team setup to specifically help Accutane victims.