Accutane manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals – is a us affiliate of Hoffman-La Roche, a global healthcare company based in Basil, Switzerland, is an oral prescription used to treat severe cases of acne. Accutane was approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 1982. Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A or retinoid, is a chemical contained in Accutane which is used to treat different forms of Cancer. Although, its widespread use with more than 13 million prescriptions, Accutane has been linked to serious side effects and incurable conditions and even death.
Side effects of Accutane (Isotretinoin)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Ischemic Colitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Despite Accutane being withdrawn from the US market in 2009, generic versions of the drug including Claravis®, Sotret® and Amnesteem® are still sold. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed nationwide, majority of which involve claims diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s disease. To date there have been six Accutane trials with all six rendering verdicts for the plaintiffs although a Florida appeals court overturned one of those judgments. The most recent of those verdicts was in March 2010 when an Alabama man was awarded more than $25 million.
Other Generic Forms of Accutane®/ Isotretinoin
- Decutan® by Activis Totowa
- sotane® by Pacific Pharmaceuticaals
- Isotret® by Liva Healthcare Ltd
- Isotrex® and Isotrexin® by Stiefel
- Izotek® by Blaufarma
- Ortane® by Genepharm Australasia
- Clarus® by PremPharm
If you or a loved one has suffered an adverse reaction to taking Accutane or any of its generic forms especially sufferers of IBD, Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s disease, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.