Accutane IBD risk
Use of Accutane acne drug linked to IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Our firm is able to assist people who took Accutane and subsequently developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Since the 1980s, when Accutane was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe nodular acne, thousands of Americans have taken the drug to treat their acne problems.
Tragically, many of these current and former Accutane patients have lived for years with debilitating gastrointestinal disorders, some of whom are only now making the connection between their Accutane use and the development of chronic gastrointestinal Accutane side effects such as IBD.
One of the most serious conditions linked to Accutane use is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The chronic bowel disorder, which strikes approximately 600,000 men and women in the U.S. each year, can affect any area in the gastrointestinal tract, including the small intestine, the large intestine or the colon.
IBD patients typically suffer from abdominal cramping, pain, loss of appetite and weight loss. They also suffer from bowel irregularities, such as bowel urgency, loose stools, bloody stools and chronic diarrhea. Because of the frequency and urgency in bowel habits (particularly those who experience bloody stools), many IBD patients also develop anemia.
IBD complications can cause gastrointestinal perforations or ruptures, bowel constructions and/or obstructions, and anal fistulas. IBD patients also face an increased risk factor to develop colon cancer or cancers that affect other gastrointestinal organs.
Other Serious Side Effects
In addition to the risk of developing IBD, many current and former Accutane users have developed Ulcerative Colitis (UC) or Crohn’s Disease. Ulcerative colitis typically affects the lining of the large intestine, while Crohn’s Disease can cause inflammation and ulcers anywhere in the digestive track. Like Accutnae related IBD, patients with UC or Crohn’s suffer from abdominal pain and cramping, fever, fatigue, appetite problems and unexplained weight loss. The bowel diseases also cause recurrent or persistent diarrhea and blood in the stool.
Accutane IBD injury: Legal resources
If you or a loved one was treated with Accutane and was subsequently diagnosed with IBD, Crohn's Disease, or ulcerative colitis, our Accutane lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and obtain other financial compensation. For more information regarding the Accutane IBD risk, please complete the form on this page for a confidential review of your potential Accutane lawsuit. A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.
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