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  1. Is a drug used to treat acne making teens suicidal? Roaccutane, a drug commonly used to treat the skin problem, has been linked to depression and suicidal thoughts http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/35823/1/is-a-drug-used-to-treat-acne-making-teens-suicidal .
  2. @ACCUiTy_drANEThanks for the copy/paste list of emails. You really couldn't have made that any easier. Thanks for contacting them also. Here is my statement to PRAC: Please, anyone who really cares, do this!
  3. If any of you live in Europe and care even a little bit about making sure your side effects are recognized and others are properly warned, please follow the links to report your experience with Accutane to your European Medicines Agency PRAC representative: https://www.lastingsides.org/roaccutane/european-medicines-agency-to-review-roaccutane They are holding a committee meeting in June to discuss increasing warnings on the drug, especially regarding depression, and possibly adding sexual side effects to the information.
  4. YES!! Here is a link to file an adverse event report with the FDA: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm?action=reporting.home The doctors you have mentioned this to are under no obligation to report your side effects, and most likely the company did not pass the info to the FDA. Generic manufacturers (all manufacturers of oral Isotretinoin in the US) are totally unaccountable. Roche was already busted for failing to notify the FDA of ~150 ADR reports involving male fertility. Even still, I am unsure if those 150 reports were ever recorded in the FDA database after the fact.
  5. Erectile Dysfunction Recognized as a Potential Side Effect of Accutane/Isotretinoin in Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/reviews-examens/retinoid-eng.php After being wholly ignored by the US FDA, Canada's pharmacovigilance agency takes a step to warn patients of ED / impotence as a side effect. Enlightening and disgusting at the same time. Useful information for anyone fighting with their doctor about reporting, or at least recognizing, ED as a side effect of Accutane. Bottom line: If it happened to you, report it! .
  6. I've stayed in contact with several others who have posted on this forum in the past. None of them have recovered, they have only stopped burdening themselves with the extra stress of trying to find a way out of this pitfall. This is just the unfortunate fact of the matter.