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Myorisan Side Effects

When undergoing acne treatment with Myorisan, side effects are possible and may include fatigue, nausea, and headaches. While reactions such as these are minor and easy to treat, this drug can cause potentially serious problems, which is why it is reserved only for severe cases of acne. Call your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious reactions, such as vision changes, hallucinations, or seizures.

An Overview of Side Effects of Myorisan

Just like any medicine, Myorisan™ (isotretinoin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. However, very serious side effects also are possible, which is one of the reasons why this medication is reserved for use in severe cases of acne that have not responded to other treatments.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible Myorisan side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Myorisan Side Effects

Some side effects of Myorisan are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of psychiatric changes, such as:
 
    • A sad mood
    • Hopelessness
    • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
    • Loss of pleasure or interest in activities
    • Fatigue
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Changes in sleep pattern
    • Changes in weight or appetite
    • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
    • Restlessness or irritability
    • Acting on dangerous impulses
    • Hallucinations or delusions
 
 
 
 
  • Ringing of the ears (tinnitus) or hearing loss
 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
    • High liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
 
 
 
  • Broken bones, which may be a sign of thinning bones (osteoporosis)
 
  • Any vision changes
 
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
 
 
  • A rash with blisters or with sores in the mouth or throat, especially if skin peeling also occurs, as this may be a sign of potentially life-threatening problems known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the lips, mouth, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Myorisan Medication Information

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