Houston Accutane Lawsuits
Accutane has been linked to several severe side effects, which include birth defects, depression, suicide, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal injuries, as well as Crohn’s Disease, among others.
Houston Accutane Recall Information
In 2009, after much negative press, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Accutane, took Accutane off the market in twelve countries. The drug company cited rising competition as its reason for removing the drug and did not credit the drug’s removal to Accutane side effects.
Accutane FDA Warnings
The FDA warns consumers to NEVER take Accutane or any version of the drug if they are susceptible to becoming pregnant or already pregnant. Women who take Accutane while pregnant may experience serious and life threatening side effects that include birth defects.
The FDA has warned consumers of the risk of purchasing Accutane on the Internet. Due to the potential side effects of ingesting Accutane, the FDA warns users not to take Accutane without the supervision of a healthcare professional and pharmacist.
What is Accutane?
Accutane is a medication used to treat nodular acne, a severe type of acne that is unhealed by other treatments. According to the Accutane Medication Guide, nodular acne consists of multiple red, swollen, tender lumps formed in the skin. Nodular acne can create permanent scars when untreated.
Off –label Uses of Accutane
Despite severe side effects related to the use of Accutane, many users take the drug for:
› Mild acne
› Moderate acne
Accutane Side Effects
While Accutane is often effective in the treatment of nodular acne, the side effects associated with the drug are often severe and sometimes life threatening. They include:
› Birth defects
› Death of baby
› Premature birth
Houston Accutane Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects from the use of Accutane, you may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. To contact an Accutane lawyer for a free consultation and accutane lawsuit information, call Gary S. Tucker and Associates toll free at (800) 275-5007.
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