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Accutane, a medication used to treat acne, has recently been linked to dangerous health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This disorder is an umbrella term for many health problems ...

Accutane, a medication used to treat acne, has recently been linked to dangerous health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This disorder is an umbrella term for many health problems including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and is noted for being treatable, but not curable. Read more: http://accutanelawsuitattorney.com/inflammatory-bowel-disease

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  • Accutane, a medication used to treat acne, has recently been linked to dangerous health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).Page  2
  • This disorder is an umbrella term for many health problems including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, and is noted for being treatable, but not curable.Page  3
  • Ulcerative Colitis causes ulcers to form along the inner lining of the colon. Crohn’s Disease - parts of the small and large intestines (and may cause problems at other points along the gastrointestinal tract.)Page  4
  • Symptoms Despite these differences, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease can cause similar symptoms, including: •Recurring diarrhea •Abdominal pain •Weight loss and malnutrition •Fatigue •Blood in stool, which can lead to anemiaPage  5
  • Patients may also experience secondary complications beyond the primary symptoms.Page  6
  • These primarily include the following: • inflammation of other parts of the body, such as joints, eyes, or the liver.Page  7
  • People with Inflammatory Bowel Disease may also be at an increased risk for colorectal cancer.Page  8
  • While IBD cannot be cured, it can usually be managed with a combination of anti- inflammatory drugs and immunosuppressant drugs (which prevent the body’s immune system from making inflammations worse.)Page  9
  • In severe cases, surgical procedures may also be required. Unfortunately, even when these options make the symptoms go into remission, they can recur at any point in a patient’s life.Page  10
  • If you have developed IBD symptoms such as blood in stool, pain in the abdomen, and diarrhea, because of Accutane use, you may be able to take legal action against the pharmaceutical company.Page  11
  • For more information about Accutane lawsuits and IBD treatment, please visit this page: Accutane IBD AttorneyPage  12