Accutane Crohn’s Disease A Serious Side Effect
Elise Kramer | September 1st, 2012
Crohn’s disease is a gastrointestinal condition that has been linked to the use of the powerful acne drug Accutane. It has led a number of users to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Accutane, Hoffman-La Roche, due to what they perceive to be inaccurate and inadequate warnings on the drug’s packaging. Most Accutane patients say that they never would have taken the medication had they known about the risk of serious side effects associated with it. There are some treatments for Crohn’s disease, but there is no known cure at this time, so symptom management is the most effective way for patients to deal with the condition. Some patients are limited in their ability to lead a normal life because of its effects.
Inflammatory bowel disease types
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease from Accutane that affects the gastrointestinal system. It involves inflammation of the digestive tract and symptoms such as cramping, diarrhea, and fatiue. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, and symptoms can vary depending on the affected area. In addition, pinpointing the exact location the disease lies in the digestive tract can be difficult, which means that the condition can be harder to treat than other forms of IBD, including ulcerative colitis.
Treatment options for Crohn’s disease can include medication, including steroid therapy, and medications that suppress the immune system. Surgery isn’t usually a viable option, because the vast majority of patients suffering from Crohn’s disease will suffer a relapse of the condition within three years if they undergo surgery. Complications such as ulcers can develop if the condition is not treated effectively, and a patient’s risk of colon cancer may increase with Crohn’s disease.
Patients file suit
A number of patients who are suffering from some of the side effects of Accutane have chosen to join Accutane litigation by hiring a lawyer and filing suit against the responsible drug maker. This could help in an effort to gain compensation for medical treatment and other costs associated with the condition they have suffered. Patients who have suffered IBD as a result of Accutane use should consult a lawyer in order to explore their legal options.
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