Imagine waking up each morning and hating to look at your reflection in the mirror. For many suffering with severe acne, this is a part of their daily routine. Each look in the mirror becomes a constant reminder of the condition that plagues them. Unsightly blemishes damage self-esteem and reduce quality of life for thousands of sufferers. Dermatologists across the country prescribed Accutane, a powerful acne drug, to reduce severe acne and renew patient confidence. Unknown to patients or doctors, the side effects would carry a lifetime of medical complications, including gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ulcerative proctitis, which can result in major surgery. Other side effects include mental illness and birth defects.
In 2009, Accutane manufacturers pulled the product from the market after definitive reports linked the drug to devastating side effects. Experiencing symptoms from the aforementioned conditions after taking Accutane, … Read More »