Even though acne is a very common skin condition, it can make those suffering from it feel extremely self-conscious, especially during an outbreak. And while some acne can be treated with common over-the-counter creams, those suffering from more severe forms may use prescription medications to combat it.

Accutane®, otherwise known by the generic name Isotretinoin, was one of the leading drugs prescribed to treat patients with severe forms of acne for nearly 30 years, but in 2009 it was taken off of the market following the release of studies linking it to serious gastrointestinal side effects.

Accutane Side Effects

Apart from studies associating Accutane use with the development of several incurable inflammatory diseases, Accutane has also been linked to a number of severe side effects, including devastating birth defects and even suicide. Our medical team is currently reviewing potential lawsuits involving individuals who have suffered from the following Accutane side effects: 

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Contact an Accutane Lawyer

If you or someone you love has suffered serious Accutane side effects, please contact Accutane lawyer Kimberly Baron Baden by email or call 1.800.768.4026.

Accutane Information

Accutane, the brand name for the drug Isotretinoin, was initially developed by pharmaceutical manufacturer Hoffman-La Roche Inc., and FDA-approved for use in the United States in 1982. Isotretinoin was also marketing by Hoffman-La Roche as Roaccutane.

After Hoffman-La Roche lost its exclusivity on the drug Isotretinoin, several generic forms of Accutane were produced under a wide variety of names including:

  • Amnesteem
  • Claravis
  • Clarus
  • Decutan
  • Izotek
  • Oratane
  • Sotret

Approximately 13 million people were treated with the drug between 1982 and 2009.

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