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Phoenix Accutane Lawyers

Accutane has been on the market for many years as a treatment for acne. And while it has been a successful solution for many patients, Accutane also has many side effects. Before starting your new prescription for Accutane, it’s important to talk with your doctor about potential side effects, the reason for the prescription, and your ultimate goals.

Do you have questions for a Phoenix Accutane attorney? At the Phoenix-based Lamber Goodnow team, we along with our co-counsel firms have dedicated our careers to helping protect consumers in the Valley from negligent and improper actions. This includes representing clients who take medications such as Accutane and suffer from severe side effects.

What is Accutane?

Accutane is derived from vitamin A. It works to decrease the levels of oil that the glands produce in your skin. This, in turn, helps to reduce the occurrence of acne. Accutane tends to be relatively successful at reducing or even eliminating acne. But not all patients react the same to medication. Potential side effects from Accutane range from mild to severe.

Side Effects of Accutane

Accutane has the potential to cause side effects that range from inconvenient to life altering. For a more complete listing, see this website. Additionally, some side effects may linger and remain long after you finish taking Accutane.

The minor side effects of Accutane are generally related to conditions where the skin or other surface tissue becomes too dry and problems result. These side effects include:

  • Skin that develops patches of crusty tissue
  • Dryness in the mucous membranes in the mouth or nasal cavity
  • Itchy or dry skin
  • Minor headaches
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Skin that begins to peel from the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands
  • Upset stomach

These minor side effects may continue even after you quit using Accutane:

  • Hair loss
  • Sudden dryness in the eyes
  • A sudden inability to comfortably wear contact lenses

Because of this, you should carefully consider your options before beginning to use Accutane.

The major side effects of Accutane can be serious. If you experience any of them, you need to immediately consult your doctor or healthcare provider. They include:

  • Pain in bones or joints
  • Eye irritation—including burning, itching and redness
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Difficulty moving
  • Skin infections or rashes
  • Lip scaling, itching, redness or burning
  • Other pain or discomfort

Although less common, there are other, severe side effects of Accutane that include:

  • Severe diarrhea
  • Severe headaches
  • Depression and suicidal ideation
  • Vision changes
  • Bleeding from the rectum or gum tissue
  • Decreased ability to see in low-light situations

If you begin to experience a side effect, contact your doctor immediately.

Need a Phoenix Accutane Attorney?

Experiencing one or more of these side effects can be traumatizing—especially if you are dealing with one that does not go away after you discontinue using Accutane. What’s more, depending on the symptoms, you might find that you are accruing medical bills and other expenses as a result of the issue.

At the Lamber Goodnow team, we are proud of our reputation for helping people just like you in the Valley of the Sun. We—and our co-counsel firms—work hard to ensure that our clients are paid the compensation they need and deserve when they have suffered an injury because of the negligence of others.

If you need a Phoenix Accutane lawyer, contact us today at 602-274-9662, and we will be happy to discuss your case with you and provide a free case evaluation. And if we take your case, we don’t get paid unless and until you get paid.

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