The Gallagher Law Firm is currently prosecuting cases involving the pharmaceutical drug Accutane which has been connected to known incidences of suicide, severe birth defects (Teratogenicity), depression, damage to the liver and colon.
Call The Gallagher Law Firm at (713) 238-7705 or contact us online if you think you or a relative may have developed an illness while taking Accutane and would like to speak with a lawyer.
The drug Accutane (Generic name: isotretinoin (EYE soh TRE ti NOYN) is a very strong derivative of vitamin A. Brand names for this drug are Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret.
How Accutane Works
Accutane reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in the skin. Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. It’s usually prescribed after other antibiotics or acne medicines have been tried unsuccessfully in treatment of symptoms.
Possible Side Effects and Potential Dangers
Common adverse drug reactions associated with use of this drug are psychosis, Tachycardia (a rapid racing heartbeat), Depression, Vascular Thrombotic Disease, heart palpation, stroke, brain damage, organ failure, negative impact to blood sugar, severe eye irritation, severe skin infection, severe joint pain, severe tenderness of the bones, severe rash, severe nosebleed, dry eye, dryness of the nose, dry mouth, inflammation of the lips, sun sensitive skin, abnormal peeling of the skin, hair loss, dry skin, low energy, head pain, severe depression, aggressive behavior
History of Accutane
Roche officially released isotretinoin in the United States in 1982 as Accutane, and later released the drug in Europe in 1985 as Roaccutane. The drug was marketed for those with severe acne as a treatment option once all other methods had failed, however, Accutane sold more than every other major acne treatment.
Speak with an Accutane Lawyer
Contact The Gallagher Law Firm at (713) 238-7705 or contact us online if you think you or a relative may have developed an illness while taking Accutane.