Accutane is used to treat severe acne and is usually only prescribed after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without success. Accutane was created by Hoffman La Roche and can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects so should not be used when pregnant. Accutane is prescribed using the following names: Amnesteem, Claravis, Decutan, Istane, Sotret, Ratane, Raccutane and the generic lsotretinoin.
Even if used as directed, however, Accutane can cause serious side effects including heart attacks, liver damage, depression, sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, blurred vision, seizure, as well as pain in the upper stomach which spreads to your back. In fact, the FDA now requires a "black box" warning to be put on all Accutane sold in the United States. The black box must warn of all risks associated with taking the drug.
If you or someone in your family has suffered a serious injury or death after being prescribed Accutane, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. Please contact us toll free at 1-800-872-5925 to speak with our office regarding your case.