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Roaccutane Pulmonary Embolism Side Effects

Roaccutane Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Reports

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

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

Pulmonary Embolism, Pyelonephritis

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a physician from FRANCE. A 17-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Roaccutane (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Roaccutane the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pyelonephritis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Roaccutane.
Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Arthralgia, Coagulopathy, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Hypercalcaemia, Oedema Peripheral, Pain In Extremity, Protein S Deficiency, Pulmonary Embolism

This Pulmonary Embolism Roaccutane side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Nov 12, 2007. A male , 16 years of age, weighting 173.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Roaccutane. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Antiphospholipid Antibodies
  • Arthralgia
  • Coagulopathy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Pulmonary Embolism
. Roaccutane dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

This is a Roaccutane side effect report of a 15-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: acne, who was treated with Roaccutane (dosage:NA, start time: Oct 15, 2005), combined with:
  • Dianette
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pulmonary Embolism side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
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 Pulmonary Embolism.

Pulmonary Embolism

A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM with the following symptoms: NA started Roaccutane treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Roaccutane treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dianette
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Roaccutane side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism.
Cough, Dyspnoea, Dyspnoea Exertional, Lymphadenopathy, Lymphadenopathy Mediastinal, Nodule, Pleural Disorder, Pulmonary Embolism

A female patient from FRANCE was prescribed and started Roaccutane on Feb 15, 2006. Patient felt the following Roaccutane side effects: cough, dyspnoea, dyspnoea exertional, lymphadenopathy, lymphadenopathy mediastinal, nodule, pleural disorder, pulmonary embolism Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Roaccutane dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Roferon-a
The patient was hospitalized.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Inflammation, Phlebitis, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Embolism

This report suggests a potential Roaccutane Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 33-year-old patient from FRANCE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Roaccutane (dosage: Dosage Regimen Reported As: 1 Capsule A.) starting Jan 15, 2004. Soon after starting Roaccutane the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Inflammation
  • Phlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Roaccutane demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Epilepsy, Pulmonary Embolism, Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Feb 04, 2005 by a Female taking Roaccutane (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: , 20 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Roaccutane side effects: epilepsy, pulmonary embolism, superior sagittal sinus thrombosis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Dianette
The patient was hospitalized.
Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

This Pulmonary Embolism problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Sep 15, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Roaccutane (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Dianette
When commencing Roaccutane, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Intracranial Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
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 Pulmonary Embolism, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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Roaccutane Pulmonary Embolism Causes and Reviews

What is a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. It usually happens when a when a blood clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs. PE is a serious condition that can cause

  • Permanent damage to the lungs
  • Low oxygen levels in your blood
  • Damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen

PE can be life-threatening, especially if a clot is large, or if there are many clots.

What causes a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung.

Who is at risk for a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Anyone can get a pulmonary embolism (PE), but certain things can raise your risk of PE:

  • Having surgery, especially joint replacement surgery
  • Certain medical conditions, including
    • Cancers
    • Heart diseases
    • Lung diseases
    • A broken hip or leg bone or other trauma
  • Hormone-based medicines, such as birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
  • Pregnancy and childbirth. The risk is highest for about six weeks after childbirth.
  • Not moving for long periods, such as being on bed rest, having a cast, or taking a long plane flight
  • Age. Your risk increases as you get older, especially after age 40.
  • Family history and genetics. Certain genetic changes that can increase your risk of blood clots and PE.
  • Obesity
What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Half the people who have pulmonary embolism have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they can include shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing up blood. Symptoms of a blood clot include warmth, swelling, pain, tenderness and redness of the leg.

How is a pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed?

It can be difficult to diagnose PE. To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will

  • Take your medical history, including asking about your symptoms and risk factors for PE
  • Do a physical exam
  • Run some tests, including various imaging tests and possibly some blood tests
What are the treatments for a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

If you have PE, you need medical treatment right away. The goal of treatment is to break up clots and help keep other clots from forming. Treatment options include medicines and procedures.


  • Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, keep blood clots from getting larger and stop new clots from forming. You might get them as an injection, a pill, or through an I.V. (intravenous). They can cause bleeding, especially if you are taking other medicines that also thin your blood, such as aspirin.
  • Thrombolytics are medicines to dissolve blood clots. You may get them if you have large clots that cause severe symptoms or other serious complications. Thrombolytics can cause sudden bleeding, so they are used if your PE is serious and may be life-threatening.


  • Catheter-assisted thrombus removal uses a flexible tube to reach a blood clot in your lung. Your health care provider can insert a tool in the tube to break up the clot or to deliver medicine through the tube. Usually you will get medicine to put you to sleep for this procedure.
  • A vena cava filter may be used in some people who cannot take blood thinners. Your health care provider inserts a filter inside a large vein called the vena cava. The filter catches blood clots before they travel to the lungs, which prevents pulmonary embolism. But the filter does not stop new blood clots from forming.
Can pulmonary embolism (PE) be prevented?

Preventing new blood clots can prevent PE. Prevention may include

  • Continuing to take blood thinners. It's also important to get regular checkups with your provider, to make sure that the dosage of your medicines is working to prevent blood clots but not causing bleeding.
  • Heart-healthy lifestyle changes, such as heart-healthy eating, exercise, and, if you smoke, quitting smoking
  • Using compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Moving your legs when sitting for long periods of time (such as on long trips)
  • Moving around as soon as possible after surgery or being confined to a bed

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Roaccutane Pulmonary Embolism 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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Abdominal Pain (16)
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