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03-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Did you ever take Accutane

Most of us have heard that there is a link between Accutane and IBD. I'm curious, did you ever take Accutane?

I personally did about 12 years ago now. One vote for YES.
03-27-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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Nope, I never had an acne problem,however my daughter does and told her to tell her doctor NO accutane...she is aware of it.
03-27-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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No never did.
03-27-2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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I was on Accutane twice, with the latest round being about 20 years before my guts went nuts. With that long a delay, causality seems unlikely, but not impossible. An interesting aspect of the Accutane connection is that most people who have taken it for acne have also taken a wide array of antibiotics for the condition as well, I know I did, which can also have IBD implications.
03-27-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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I never took Accutane, but I used Tazorac. As I understand it most acne products are retinoids? (However Accutane is a pill? I used a gel).

I have heard that they are beginning to think it's actually antibiotic use (which often correlates with Accutane use). I never took antibiotics for acne, but I did take them for infections growing up. It's an interesting thing to think about, but there doesn't seem to be *too much* merit at this point.
03-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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No, but I wish I had considering they have adds on how to collect money for the damages. I never needed it. My CD is probably all genetic.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2005

Pentasa 2x500mg (4 times a day)
Zofran (as needed for nausea)
Ginger Capsules (for Nausea)
Zoloft 150 mg
Ranitidine 150 mg (2 times a day)
Entocort 3 mg (3 capsules by mouth for 8 weeks, then tapering to 2 capsules for three months)
03-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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I did, and don't think it was what gave me crohn's, but I do believe it was one of many contributing factors including antibiotic use, consuming milk and dairy (look it up, there is a lot of evidence linking the two) and a lot of other things.

I asked my GI about these lawsuits, and he said they are frivolous at best, but he also told me that food has no effect on crohn's, and probiotics are a waste of money. lol!! So I dont really believe that.
- Brian

Dx UC: 2006. Dx CD: 2008
Current Meds: Remecade 800mg evry 6 weeks, Methatrexate 7.5mg once a week oraly, Asacol 800mg 3 times a day.
03-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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Yes I took accutane about 30 years ago when the drug was new on the market.
It may have been about 1 yr. after I was diagnosed.
03-28-2011, 10:01 PM   #9
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Not me.

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