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Accutane is a prescription oral medication used to treat severe acne. A form of Vitamin A, the drug reduces the amount of oil released by the skin. Know before you go: it's been linked to an increased risk of depression and can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects. Roche Pharmaceuticals officially stopped producing Accutane in 2009, though generic versions still exist. LEARN MORE ›

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Battled acne for almost 10 years. It was bearable until age 24. It has gotten worse around the cheek area. My dermatologist had been trying to get me to go on isotretinoin (accutane) for almost 2 years but I was hesitant. Finally I decided to go for it. I didn't want to ruin my skin any longer.... READ MORE

I have been dealing with acne for what seems like for ever; Approximately 12 years. I have tried it all (birth control pills, topicals (retinoid), antibiotics (topical and oral))...and the natural route (honey, apple cider vinegar, charcoal, changes in diet/juicing, aloe vera, turmeric, and the... READ MORE

Plan B triggered a shift in hormones at 18. Having not dealt with acne in high school, I used several products (birth control, proactiv, eminence, water only... etc) which only made it worse in the last years. The past two months, things have calmed a bit with a mixture of aczone and epiduo.... READ MORE

I am so nervous but at the same time excited to start this journey, today is my first day taking accutane Claravis,ive suffered with acne 10 years now it made me feel very insecure and have low self esteem im just wondering how soon will i be able to see results and how fast does it work, i am... READ MORE

Hi I use to take isotretinoin when i was 17 amazing results. And two months ago i got super bad acne here in usa is so much process for a women to get this prescribe so in my desperation i order it online in a canadian website and it work as good just it was 100 per box of 20 mg. super happy... READ MORE

Hi All - Since I found this blog and having been reading a lot, I thought I would share my story and soon some photos. I started getting acne in the sixth grade (I remember getting my first pimple). After that it got worse in high school where acne would leave black marks all over my face and... READ MORE

I'm a 28 year old female whom has had mild to moderate acne since age 12. I've tried a vast array of options to combat my skin. I have spent many years trying the natural approach, such as elimination diets, herbs, vitamins, supplements, teas, exercise, lifestyle changes, etc. with little to no... READ MORE

I went on 40 mgs of accutane for six months for the first time around the age of 21-22. At the time both my sister and brother had used accutane and since I struggled with acne since the age of 12 and tried antibiotics, birth controls, and every topical knownto man, I thought it was my turn. My... READ MORE

Omg where do I start, had acne since I was 13, tried every pill and cream out there. Acne has ruined my life, I hate the holidays and birthdays I'm too embarrassed to be seen by my family, everybody is happy with clear beautiful skin and I'm the only one in the room with horrible skin:( i... READ MORE

First and foremost, i have battled with acne, blackheads and millia since the tender age of 12. I am now 26...and i feel like 14 years is enough!!!! It clearly isn't just the hormones resulting from puberty! Acne has caused me a fair share of anxiety and depression over the years. From social... READ MORE

I finally started on Accutane! I am 9 days in. I have struggled with acne for the past four years, suddenly when I went to college my face blew up. I tried three different types of birth control, hormones, topicals, and Doxy. It's too soon to say much, but my lips are dry, and my skin is itchy.... READ MORE

I've started my oratane 20mg as my 3rd advice by the dermatologist. 1st advice was antibiotics for oral intake and topical antibiotics and corticosteroids creams that doesn't work for me for almost 2 months. 2nd advice was micro peeling for 4 sessions which is expensive and hasn't tried yet... READ MORE

I started having pimples when i was 14 but continue all troughout college but it was just mild acne not until May this year after my husband and i had our 5 days vacation in Palawan Philippines a lot of pimples are popping out. Comes June when i have these painful cyst almost all over my face.... READ MORE

Hi Everyone, My name is Charlie, I'm 28 years old and have been struggling with acne since I was 14. At 18 I was put on the contraceptive pill which cleared up my skin beautifully, I was so over the moon, then around 11 months later I had a massive migraine and the doctor said I could no... READ MORE

I Just started today day 1 40mg a day no symptoms so far so far so good I've only been going to the bathroom #1 just because I'm drinking a lot of water I can't wait to see how fast I see result im using vaseline for lip and aveeno intense moisturizer and so that about it for now until next... READ MORE

My story is just like everyone here who suffer from acne. I ve tried everything over the counter, tv commercial, prescriptions but nothing s working. I tried bc so many brands yaz, Yasmin, Diane but nothing has worked like it used to. I used to take Diane and it likes magic. My acne clear within... READ MORE

So I had been having problems with my skin for a few years. All through my teens I didn't have any major break outs, what little issues I had were manageable with topical treatments. Unfortunately when my 20's hit my facial skin became a mess. I tried prescription anti biotics, retin-a,... READ MORE

I suffered from acne for more than a decade. I tried all OTC and other remedies, nothing made a significant change. Accutane is the only thing left to try. I do not have any high expectations just hope it limits the frequency of acne occurring. I am starting on 40 mg. I have uploaded pictures... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne since I was in middle school and I am now 26. I would say I am pretty confident but only as confident as one can be with horrid acne. I had gotten use to it and was ok until I met a group of ppl in person I knew on Facebook and they called me a catfish.. It hurt to my... READ MORE

Throughout high school and middle school my skin was absolutely flawless. I would occasionally have one or two pimples on my face but it was nothing I couldn't cover up with a little concealer. All of a sudden during the second semester of my first year of college I began to break out like no... READ MORE

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