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Roaccutane Insomnia Side Effects

Roaccutane Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Insomnia, 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.



Completed Suicide, Negative Thoughts, Insomnia, Disturbance In Attention

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 22-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Roaccutane (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 12, 2003. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Roaccutane the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Completed Suicide
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Insomnia
  • Disturbance In Attention
These side effects may potentially be related to Roaccutane.
Affect Lability, Aggression, Anxiety, Catatonia, Hallucination, Auditory, Illusion, Incoherent, Insomnia, Irritability

This Insomnia Roaccutane side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from ISRAEL on Feb 21, 2010. A male , 16 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Roaccutane. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Affect Lability
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Catatonia
  • Hallucination, Auditory
  • Illusion
  • Incoherent
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
. Roaccutane dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Anxiety, Crying, Depression, Insomnia, Mood Swings, Social Avoidant Behaviour

This is a Roaccutane side effect report of a 16-year-old patient (weight:NA) from IRELAND, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: acne, who was treated with Roaccutane (dosage:NA, start time: Jul 01, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Crying
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings
  • Social Avoidant Behaviour
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 Insomnia.

Depersonalisation, Insomnia, Panic Reaction, Tremor

A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SWITZERLAND with the following symptoms: acne started Roaccutane Gel treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 1995. Soon after starting Roaccutane Gel treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depersonalisation
  • Insomnia
  • Panic Reaction
  • Tremor
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Roaccutane Gel side effects, such as Insomnia.
Apathy, Asthenia, Dry Skin, Eczema, Folliculitis, Insomnia, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Major Depression, Pain Of Skin

A patient from ISRAEL was prescribed and started Roaccutane on Mar 14, 2005. Patient felt the following Roaccutane side effects: apathy, asthenia, dry skin, eczema, folliculitis, insomnia, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, major depression, pain of skin Additional patient health information: male , 30 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Roaccutane dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Abnormal Behaviour, Asocial Behaviour, Completed Suicide, Depression, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Feeling Cold, Insomnia, Lip Dry

This report suggests a potential Roaccutane Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 22-year-old patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): acne and used Roaccutane (dosage: NA) starting Dec 12, 2003. Soon after starting Roaccutane the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Asocial Behaviour
  • Completed Suicide
  • Depression
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling Cold
  • Insomnia
  • Lip Dry
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Roaccutane demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Anorexia, Apathy, Insomnia, Nausea

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 25, 2006 by a male taking Roaccutane (dosage: NA) . Location: BELGIUM , 15 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Roaccutane side effects: anorexia, apathy, insomnia, nausea. Additional medications/treatments:
Abdominal Pain, Asthenia, Chest Pain, Constipation, Fatigue, Gastroenteritis Viral, Insomnia, Lymphadenopathy, Malaise

This Insomnia problem was reported by a physician from POLAND. A 20-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Dec 15, 2005 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:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Asthenia
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroenteritis Viral
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain, Asthenia, Chest Pain, Constipation, Fatigue, Gastroenteritis Viral, Insomnia, Lymphadenopathy, Malaise

This is a Roaccutane side effect report of a 20-year-old patient (weight: NA) from POLAND. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: acne and was treated with Roaccutane (dosage: NA) starting Dec 15, 2005. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Asthenia
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroenteritis Viral
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Roaccutane could cause Insomnia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Abnormal Behaviour, Acne, Anorexia, Completed Suicide, Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia, Lip Dry, Mental Impairment

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM on Feb 09, 2005. A patient from UNITED KINGDOM , 21 years of age, weighting 176.4 lb, was treated with Roaccutane. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Roaccutane side effects: abnormal behaviour, acne, anorexia, completed suicide, depression, fatigue, insomnia, lip dry, mental impairment. Roaccutane dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Roaccutane.
Abnormal Behaviour, Acne, Anorexia, Completed Suicide, Depression, Fatigue, Injury Asphyxiation, Insomnia, Lip Dry

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM. A 21-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Roaccutane (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 04, 2005. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Roaccutane the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Acne
  • Anorexia
  • Completed Suicide
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Injury Asphyxiation
  • Insomnia
  • Lip Dry
These side effects may potentially be related to Roaccutane.
Abnormal Behaviour, Asocial Behaviour, Asphyxia, Completed Suicide, Depression, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Feeling Cold, Insomnia

This Insomnia Roaccutane side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM on Feb 05, 2004. A male , 22 years of age, weighting 160.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Roaccutane. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Asocial Behaviour
  • Asphyxia
  • Completed Suicide
  • Depression
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling Cold
  • Insomnia
. Roaccutane dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anorexia, Asthenia, Condition Aggravated, Depression, Insomnia, Weight Decreased

This is a Roaccutane side effect report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from , suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: acne, who was treated with Roaccutane (dosage:NA, start time: Sep 15, 2004), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anorexia
  • Asthenia
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Decreased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Roaccutane treatment in female patients suffering from acne, resulting in Insomnia.
Anorexia, Asthenia, Insomnia, Weight Decreased

A 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from with the following symptoms: acne started Roaccutane treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 15, 2004. Soon after starting Roaccutane treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anorexia
  • Asthenia
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Roaccutane side effects, such as Insomnia.

DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Roaccutane Insomnia Causes and Reviews


What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

What are the types of Insomnia?

Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.

Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.

Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.

Who is at risk for Insomnia?

Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you

  • Have a lot of stress
  • Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
  • Have a lower income
  • Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
  • Travel long distances with time changes
  • Have an inactive lifestyle
  • Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
What are the symptoms of Insomnia?

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early
What other problems can Insomnia cause?

Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider

  • Takes your medical history
  • Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
  • Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
  • May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
What are the treatments for Insomnia?

Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:

  • Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
  • Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule

If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Roaccutane Insomnia 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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