Accutane Capsule Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Infection Of The Skin And The Tissue Below The Skin
  • Bone Tenderness
  • Eye Irritation

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Decrease In Sharpness Of Vision Called Reduced Visual Acuity
  • A Skin Rash
  • Abnormal Peeling Of Skin
  • Backache
  • Chapped Lips
  • Dry Eye
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Dryness Of The Nose
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Inflammation Of The Lips
  • Joint Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Pain In The Muscles Or Bones
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Throat Irritation

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Pain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stroke
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • An Ulcer In The Esophagus
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bloody Urine
  • Bone Overgrowth
  • Bronchospasm
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Corneal Opacity, A Scarring Disorder That Results In Clouding Of The Cornea Of The Eye
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Pigmentation Of The Skin
  • Decreased Vision At Night
  • Depression
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Glomerulonephritis, A Condition That Affects The Kidneys
  • Hearing Loss
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • High Amount Of Uric Acid In The Blood
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Inflammation Of A Tendon
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Nodular Inflammatory Skin Lesions With Production Of Pus
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Osteoporosis, A Condition Of Weak Bones
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri, A Condition With High Fluid Pressure In The Brain
  • Seizures
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • Accumulation Of Fluid In The Tissues Of The Eyelid
  • Acquired Chromatopsia, A Change In Color Vision
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Blurred Vision
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Excessive Fat In The Blood
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excessive Watery Eyes
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eye Itching
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Inflammation And Infection Of Nail Cuticle
  • Inflammation Of The Gums
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Irregular Periods
  • Irritability
  • Itching
  • Low Energy
  • Mood Changes
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nervousness
  • Pink Eye
  • Premature Closure Of Growth Plates In The Bones
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Skin Discoloration
  • The Inability To Have An Erection
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Visual Sensitivity To Light
  • Weight Loss

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