Ulcerative Colitis is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease that affects the inner lining of the large intestine. Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the colon’s lining, which forms ulcers (sores) by destroying the cells in the colon’s lining. The ulcers may begin bleeding and producing pus.

Ulcerative Colitis usually affects males or females between 15 and 30 years old, but it can affect people of any age. Typically, Ulcerative Colitis can be treated with drug therapy, but in severe cases, hospitalization or surgery may be required.

Ulcerative Colitis symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Loss of body fluids and nutrients
  • Skin lesions
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea (that may appear bloody)

Ulcerative Colitis is a serious side effect of Accutane, a popular acne medication manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche. Other side effects of Accutane include Birth Defects, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Crohn’s Disease.

Injured by Accutane use

If you a loved one has been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and have taken Accutane, please contact one of our Ulcerative Colitis attorneys today for a confidential and free case evaluation and to learn more about your legal rights. 

Published November 17, 2011 by