Cosmo Magazine on Roaccutane and Sex Drive Loss

Cosmo Magazine on Roaccutane and Sex Drive Loss

Cosmopolitan Magazine argues that Roaccutane is having a devastating effect on the sex lives of thousands of women. Instead of increasing their self-esteem by getting rid of acne, their confidence has in fact plummetted beyond repair, and it may not have to do with acne at all. The article discusses the case of Sarah, a young woman whose sex life came to a standstill once she started treating her ... »

European Medicines Agency to Review RoAccutane Safety

European Medicines Agency to Review RoAccutane Safety

Members of the European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) are to meet early June 2017 to Review RoAccutane. This comes after a letter of evidence by Mr. David Roberts, the father of a UK suicide victim, was sent to Parliament encouraging action to be taken on behalf of a group of concerned parents. Parents whose children committed suicide after claiming Roaccuta... »

Sexual Dysfunction

Propecia, Accutane, SSRIs: 120 Cases of Ongoing Sexual Dysfunction After Stopping Treatment

A research paper on sexual dysfunction published in The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine has highlighted the “extensive overlap in symptom profile” shared by three widely prescribed pharmaceuticals: Propecia, Accutane and SSRIs. The study focuses on patients reporting ongoing sexual dysfunction despite stopping treatment with these medications. The research team i... »

Memory disorders

Memory disorders “significantly associated” with antidepressant and isotretinoin use

Memory disorders and related problems are a key concern of members, including those affected by isotretinoin (Accutane, Roaccutane) and antidepressants (fluoxetine, paroxetine and venlafaxine) – two of our featured medications. French researchers, publishing in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, have found that both are “significantly associated” with ... »

Roaccutane side effects

Roaccutane side effects discussed in British Parliament

Today Roaccutane side effects were discussed by British Members of Parliament.  During the session, held in Westminster Hall, concerns about sexual dysfunction and other long-term health effects were raised. MPs called for intensive research into the adverse effects they described. Selected excerpts: Sexual dysfunction is not included in the patient information notes; Roche said that they were not... »