Accutane May Be The Cause of IBD

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential lawsuits for user of Accutane or generic isotretinoin (which may be marketed as Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret) who were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.

Side effects of Accutane have been linked to severe and disabling bowel problems, which can have a devastating impact on an individuals quality of life, with symptoms like:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea and Rectal Bleeding
  • Weight Loss

Additional Accutane inflammatory bowel disease lawsuits are no longer being accepted by our law firm. This page is maintained for informational purposes.


There have been hundreds of reports involving inflammatory bowel disease with Accutane, often among individuals who have no prior history of intestinal problems.

Although Roche, the manufacturer of the popular acne medication, was aware of the potential Accutane bowel side effects for years, they failed to take adequate steps to warn consumers and the medical community about the extent of the risk.

The term “Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)” actually refers to a group of chronic diseases involving the intestines, which can be caused by Accutane. The most common types are:

IBD is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a less serious, but still troublesome, condition.

Other forms of inflammatory bowel disease could include:

  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Ischaemic Colitis
  • Diversion Colitis
  • Behcet’s Syndrome
  • Indeterminate Colitis

Treatment of Accutane irritable bowel disease may be successful in reducing symptoms and achieving remission, but the damage to internal organs is permanent, and individuals can experience flare ups of symptoms for the rest of their lives. Severe cases may require surgery to treat IBD, such as:

  • Bowel Resection
  • Strictureplasty
  • Colostomy or Ileostomy


Information provided by the manufacturers of Accutane and generic isotretinoin has been vague and confusing, leaving many doctors and patients unclear about the extent of the risk of Accutane IBD problems and the impact the bowel damage can cause.

Lawsuits over Accutane bowel disease have been filed by hundreds of individuals from across the United States. The complaints include allegations that the drug makers failed to properly test and research Accutane intestinal problems and failed to adequately warn about the risk of inflammatory bowel disease on Accutane.

Millions of dollars in compensatory damages have been awarded by juries for individuals who have experienced Accutane inflammatory bowel disease, and attorneys are continuing to review new cases for individuals who have been diagnosed with problems.

The Accutane bowel attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously provided free consultations for individuals diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis (UC), Crohn’s Disease or other bowel problems from Accutane. Inflammatory bowel disease can have a severe implact on an individual’s quality of life as a result of pain, vomiting, diarrhea and other socially disruptive intestinal problems.

New cases are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.