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Accutane Linked to Severe Bowel Diseases

June 14, 2011
Colson Hicks Eidson

Users of the drug Accutane may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit alleging that the drug causes certain forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Members of the class could receive compensation for their physical discomfort, medical bills and other damages caused by Accutane.

One of the reported conditions is Accutane Chron’s Disease. Its symptoms include constipation, abdominal pain, persistent watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and rectal bleeding. The condition can occur anywhere in the digestive tract from the mouth to the rectum.

Another reported Accutane-related condition is ulcerative colitis (UC). Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, weight loss and night sweats. The most severe form of UC is fulminant colitis, which may lead to severe pain and shock and can be life threatening.

Either of the above conditions can become severe and have devastating consequences for the victim. Patients may be eligible for financial compensation.

Doctors prescribed Accutane to patients with severe acne. The makers of Accutane removed the drug from the market in 2009.

A Florida class action attorney can help you if you or a loved one suffers injuries from a dangerous prescription drug. Contact a Florida injury lawyer right away for a confidential consultation if you suffer injuries from a drug.