isotretinoin/Roaccutane causes depression, psychosis and suicide

After decades of case reports to regulators suggesting an increase in depression and suicide with the drug, a 2008 Canadian study (Azoulay et al) of more than 30,000 patients found that: A quantified association with both depression and suicide had previously (2001) been detected in an analysis of case reports to the United States FDAContinue reading “isotretinoin/Roaccutane causes depression, psychosis and suicide”

isotretinoin (Roaccutane) is highly toxic

(This is our first blog post) The current UK ‘Summary of Product Characteristics‘ for doctors states : ‘4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use Teratogenic effects Roaccutane is a powerful human teratogen inducing a high frequency of severe and life threatening birth defects. Roaccutane is strictly contraindicated in: – Pregnant women – Women of childbearingContinue reading “isotretinoin (Roaccutane) is highly toxic”