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Ulcerative Proctitis Risk Factors

This page highlights several risk factors associated with Ulcerative Proctitis and the use of Accutane and its generic equivalents.

Free Accutane Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis as a result of taking Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

Ulcerative proctitis affects about the same number of women and men. Risk factors may include (but are not limited to):

  • Age – Ulcerative proctitis can occur at any age, but most often affects individuals in their 30s. Some people may not develop the disease until their 50s or 60s.
  • Race & ethnicity – Although Caucasians have the highest risk of ulcerative proctitis, it can occur in any race. People of Jewish descent are at an even higher risk than Caucasians.
  • Family history – You’re at a higher risk if you have a close relative that has the disease.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication – Although these types of medications – ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, piroxicam, and others – haven’t been shown to cause ulcerative proctitis, they can cause similar signs and symptoms. These medications can also make existing ulcerative proctitis worse, and can make initial diagnosis difficult.
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret) use – Isotretinoin is used to treat scarring cystic acne and acne that doesn’t respond to other treatments. Studies have reported the development of inflammatory bowel disease with isotretinoin use.

Do I have an Ulcerative Proctitis Lawsuit?

The Defective Drug & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Accutane lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

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