Massachusetts Accutane® Injury Attorneys

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Accutane® (isotretinoin) is a pharmaceutical prescribed to treat severe cases of acne and other medication used to treat severe acne and other skin conditions. Although the medication has been linked to a number of adverse side effects, the most recent side effect attracting widespread attention is the digestive disorder Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

If you live in Massachusetts and have experienced digestive issues after taking Accutane®, a Massachusetts Accutane® injury attorney can explain your options and discuss the compensation you may be entitled to.

Accutane® and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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One of the more severe side effects of Accutane® is the development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn’s Disease. Early detection often means these diseases can be managed with medication. If they are not diagnosed early, these IBD conditions may require surgery, long-term treatment and can even be fatal.

Some symptoms of IBD include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Intestinal spasms
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis often persist once patients stop taking the medication. Treatment varies depending on the severity, ranging from treatment with antibiotics and steroids to surgery on the intestines and colon.

An FDA-Reviewed Study

The Food and Drug Administration reviewed a study involving 85 cases of Accutane® users who developed IBD. The organization concluded that there is indeed a causal link between Accutane® use and the development of IBD. The study measured the probability of Accutane® causing IBD and discovered:

  • In four cases there was a high probability of developing IBD
  • In 58 cases it was probable
  • In 23 cases it was possible
  • None of the cases proved doubtful for developing this condition

If you or a loved one has suffered digestive problems after taking Accutane® in Massachusetts, please contact our Massachusetts Accutane® injury attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732). Our knowledgeable and aggressive product liability lawyers will recover the money you deserve for your injuries.