What are symptoms of ulcerative colitis from Accutane?



An increased risk of the serious bowel condition ulcerative colitis has been linked to side effects of Accutane (isotretinoin) and its generic equivalents. Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and it can have a devastating impact on an individuals health, years after Accutane was used to treat acne.

Accutane-induced ulcerative colitis is a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that involves open sores or ulcers that develop on the colon. It is painful and symptoms of ulcerative cololitis from Accutane typically involve constant diarrhea mixed with blood. Other symptoms may include weight loss and abdominal pain.

The ulcerative colitis symptoms can come and go over time. It is an intermittent disease, which typically has periods of execrated symptoms and periods of time where a user is relatively free of symptoms after treatment to go into remission.

Treatment of ulcerative colitis after Accutane use often requires harsh anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosupression drugs, biological therapy and in some cases part or all of the large bowel must be surgically removed to cure the condition.

Colectomy surgery for an Accutane ulcerative colitis injury may be required in cases where symptoms are disabling and do not respond to drug treatment. The ulcerative colitis surgery involves partial or total removal of the large bowel, often resulting in the need for a colostomy.

Ulcerative colitis can have a devastating impact on an individuals quality of life. Unfortunately, the manufacturers failed to adequately warn about the potential Accutane ulcerative colitis side effects. As a result, users diagnosed with this condition may be entitled to compensation through an Accutane ulcerative colitis lawsuit.

Many former users of the acne medication are participating in the Accutane class action lawsuit over ulcerative colitis. Complaints allege that the drug maker failed to adequately research their medication or warn about the risk of Accutane colitis. Information contained on the drug’s warning label has been vague and confusing, leaving consumers and physicians unclear on the extent of the risk of the impact ulcerative colitis from Accutane may have on an individual for the rest of their life.

UPDATE: Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer reviewing new Accutane cases. This page is provided for informational purposes only.


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for users of the acne medication diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, as well as potential Accutane Crohn’s disease lawsuits and Accutane IBD lawsuits.

All cases are reviewed by our Accutane lawyers on a contingency attorney fee basis, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.

To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member who have been diagnosed with this intestinal disease from Accutane or suffered symptoms of ulcerative colitis from Accutane, request a free consultation and claim evaluation on line or call our law firm toll free at (800) 522-0102.

UPDATE: Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer reviewing new Accutane cases. This page is provided for informational purposes only.
Austin Kirk

Last Updated November 24, 2010
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  • Nicholas says:

    I took Accutane as a teenager and like thousands of other individuals gpt ulcerceratlve
    colitus. At least I know where it vame from. The pharmaceutical company paying off jidges to rule in favor of the company is very corrupt.

    Posted on September 4, 2018 at 9:33 am

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