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Roaccutane Alopecia Side Effects

Roaccutane Alopecia Side Effect Reports


The following Roaccutane Alopecia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Alopecia, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Roaccutane or it might take time to develop.



Back Pain, Dry Eye, Fatigue, Alopecia, Skin Atrophy

This Alopecia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 16-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: acne. The patient was prescribed Roaccutane (dosage: NA), which was started on Nov 28, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Citalopram
When starting to take Roaccutane the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Back Pain
  • Dry Eye
  • Fatigue
  • Alopecia
  • Skin Atrophy
These side effects may potentially be related to Roaccutane.
Suicidal Ideation, Alopecia, Dry Skin, Skin Tightness, Skin Wrinkling, Skin Atrophy

This Alopecia Roaccutane side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AU on Feb 14, 2013. A Female , weighting 116.8 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Roaccutane. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Alopecia
  • Dry Skin
  • Skin Tightness
  • Skin Wrinkling
  • Skin Atrophy
. Roaccutane dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Acne, Dry Skin, Dry Eye, Lip Dry, Alopecia, Myalgia, Arthralgia, Influenza Like Illness, Skin Exfoliation

This is a Roaccutane side effect report of a 22-year-old patient (weight:NA) from NL, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: acne, who was treated with Roaccutane (dosage:NA, start time: Sep 08, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Alopecia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Acne
  • Dry Skin
  • Dry Eye
  • Lip Dry
  • Alopecia
  • Myalgia
  • Arthralgia
  • Influenza Like Illness
  • Skin Exfoliation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Roaccutane treatment in patients suffering from acne, resulting in Alopecia.

Dry Skin, Epistaxis, Eye Irritation, Alopecia, Trichorrhexis, Depression, Fatigue, Pain

A 23-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Roaccutane treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Roaccutane treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Dry Skin
  • Epistaxis
  • Eye Irritation
  • Alopecia
  • Trichorrhexis
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Roaccutane side effects, such as Alopecia.
Self Injurious Behaviour, Depression, Anxiety, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Sleep Disorder, Alopecia, Dry Skin

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Roaccutane on Sep 07, 2012. Patient felt the following Roaccutane side effects: self injurious behaviour, depression, anxiety, arthralgia, myalgia, sleep disorder, alopecia, dry skin Additional patient health information: male , 25 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Roaccutane dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Abdominal Pain, Acne, Agitation, Alopecia, Anorexia, Arthralgia, Delusion, Depressed Mood, Furuncle

This report suggests a potential Roaccutane Alopecia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old patient from RUSSIAN FEDERATION (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): acne and used Roaccutane (dosage: Frequency: Daily) starting Jan 01, 2007. Soon after starting Roaccutane the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Agitation
  • Alopecia
  • Anorexia
  • Arthralgia
  • Delusion
  • Depressed Mood
  • Furuncle
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Roaccutane demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Alopecia, may still occur.
Abdominal Pain, Acne, Agitation, Alopecia, Anorexia, Arthralgia, Depressed Mood, Furuncle, Hair Disorder

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 11, 2009 by a male taking Roaccutane (dosage: Frequency: Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: RUSSIAN FEDERATION , 26 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Roaccutane side effects: abdominal pain, acne, agitation, alopecia, anorexia, arthralgia, depressed mood, furuncle, hair disorder. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Alopecia, Dermatitis, Dyspnoea, Gingivitis, Hypersensitivity, Pleural Effusion, Skin Ulcer

This Alopecia problem was reported by a health professional from AUSTRALIA. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): acne.On Apr 15, 1994 a consumer started treatment with Roaccutane (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Roaccutane, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Alopecia
  • Dermatitis
  • Dyspnoea
  • Gingivitis
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Skin Ulcer
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Alopecia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alopecia, Asthenia, Dry Skin, Heart Rate Irregular, Somnolence

This is a Roaccutane side effect report of a 24-year-old patient (weight: NA) from IRELAND. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: acne and was treated with Roaccutane (dosage: Dosage Regimen Reported As Twice Daily.) starting Jun 15, 2003. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Alopecia
  • Asthenia
  • Dry Skin
  • Heart Rate Irregular
  • Somnolence
This opens a possibility that Roaccutane could cause Alopecia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Alopecia, Depressed Mood, Rosacea

This Alopecia side effect was reported by a physician from SOUTH AFRICA on Jan 25, 2007. A female patient from SOUTH AFRICA , 22 years of age, weighting 127.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Roaccutane. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Roaccutane side effects: alopecia, depressed mood, rosacea. Roaccutane dosage: Strength: 10 Mg And 20 Mg.. These side effects may potentially be related to Roaccutane.
Alopecia, Depression, Suicidal Ideation

This Alopecia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AUSTRALIA. A 32-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Roaccutane (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 15, 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Roaccutane the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Alopecia
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
These side effects may potentially be related to Roaccutane.

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Roaccutane Alopecia Reviews

Tue, 28 Jun 2011

hai, i had been with roouc for more than six month , because of i had break out again after i finish my treatment. so i took roouc with low dosage ...10mg alternate day... but now i hardly to breath, sometime i cough, is it also the side effect? other than that just minor dryness on the lips...but my acne extremely gone while on treatment. but if i quit that treatment, the acne will come out again after several month...and it worst. i dun no what to do...please share with me if u have the same problem ,...tq

Fri, 14 Jan 2011

my daughter has been on Roaccutane for 1 month, and her temper has gone from 0-100 in seconds i.e. verbal and physical aggression. Is this is a common side effect, and will it alleviate in time?

Sat, 17 Oct 2009
this is my 17 year old sons second dose of Roaccutane and last time his side affect were severe. Could you advise me on any special diet for him or what not to eat as last time he lost so much weight and severe muscle pains as well as many more side affects including severe headaches, depression and highs that put him in fast motion. Can some food help or make him worse. Please help me as we all went through hell last time and to see my son like that kills me inside.
Tue, 26 May 2009
Roaccutane is a drug administered for the treatment of bad skin or out breaks of acne- Lots of my friends who have had bad skin and have been on it have informed me that it largely increases their penis size, adding around 1-2 extra inches. Is this true? And I have perfectly normal skin, I'm thinking about taking it for the sole purpose of increasing my penis size
Fri, 23 Jul 2010
I took Roaccutane over a year ago now, I suffered from very mild side effects (though still quite cringeworthy...) which were dryness of skin, especially around the mouth area, and one nose bleed (which i think was triggered by a nasty bash on the nose more than the drug ;) ) <b>After the first few weeks</b> my skin cleared up, I was amazed... I expected there to have been a period where my face would get worse before it started to clear up, but no... It started to clear up and dry out ASAP, so my dermitologist prescribed me the four month daily dosage and whatnot. <b>Aftwe a month</b> leading up to a few weeks after I'd finished my skin was so dry, although it was only spring I couldn't go out into the sun too long, though I'd try to cram in 20 mins in the sun a day (just sat out in the garden) which really helped (even though I half expected it to dry my skin more) <b>I used an oil-free moisteriser throughout, right from week one</b> which eventually became my best friend. It wasn't pretty, but it was worth it. Since then I've had spots here and there (like any normal person does) and odd breakouts here and there (which a course of antibiotics made quick work of). Recently I had several outbreaks which spread and got worse, so I went to see my GP who suspected <b>impetigo</b> around the beard area, she said this is common when shaving over infected areas. I was prescribed <b>Floxacillin</b> along with my antibiotics, which comes to an attractive 2,500mg of antibiotics a day for a week, then 500mg from then on. Didn't feel great to be honest. <b>I'd just like to say</b> my acne wasn't spread out like most acne, I'd get nasty cists and 'big ones' and haven't had any since. :) Still have battle scars, but they'll fade eventually ;). Hope this helps at all, just remember to (for facial acne): Wash your face in the mornings (after waking up), and in evenings (before bed, or after work/school). Wash with warm soapy water first, then apply a liquid spot cleanser, then any sort of cream you find help (try new ones every time you run out to see which works best, but don't stick with the same one too long) wait 10 mins and use an <b>oil-free</b> moisturiser to stop your skin drying out. If you notice your skin is still oily/greasy or is moreso then stop using the moisturiser as often, let your skin dry out a tad and then start applying it (I found this helped for me anyway.) Oral hygiene also helps, so brush regularly (this worked for me, anyway) = healthy gums is a good idea anyway. Change your pillow cover quite regluarly, flipping it over and turning it inside out. Shower daily if you can, washing your face in hot water/ steamy water is also very healhy for your skin (it opens your pores, be warned though... your face might get worse before it gets better). Don't touch your face... get out of these habbits... it helps phenominally. Your GP is your best friend, got to him/her for further advice (though with a 5 minute slot they might not be so much use). <b>Anyone who bothered to read this - hope I helped :)</b>
Wed, 11 Aug 2010
im taking Roaccutane 20mg for 8 days now, but i did not experience any side effects... only i get new pimples now... what does it mean?
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