Accutane is a drug that is prescribed for patients who suffer from severe acne. Accutane has been in the market since the early 1980’s, but recently, it has been criticized for causing severe physical and mental complications in the patients who are on the drug. Accutane is linked to several serious side effects such as, birth defects, depression, and inflammable bowel disease (IBD).
Inflammable Bowel Disease (IBD)
IBD is a general name for a group of intestine disease. Two of most common conditions associated with IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease affects all regions of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the area from mouth to anus. Ulcerative colitis typically only affects the colon.
Some of the symptoms of IBD are:
- Abdominal cramps/pain
- Bloody Stool
- Eye inflammation
- Liver inflammation
In addition, patients with IBD are more likely to get colon cancer. In case of young patients, IBD is attributed to developmental retardation and delayed puberty. Often times, patients with IBD are subject to various surgeries. Although IBD generally is not a fatal disease, it may cause tremendous discomfort throughout a person’s life.
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