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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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I decided to subscribe to Realself because for the first month it was all I read. Everyone's journals, Q&A, and photos were very very helpful and kept me staying positive! With that said, I decided to make some reviews and weekly updates myself. Even if no one reaponds, this will be therapeutic... 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

Acne......has ruined most of my adolescent life and much of my teens and adult life as well. I have had acne as long as I can remember.....grade 5 being as far back as I can recall. I was taunted and teased because of it, sometimes even followed home from school and beat up. Now it's me who... READ MORE

Hey all, I have been struggling with tiny blocked pores for the last 7 months. I have tried microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, antibiotics and topicals. My derm decided to put me on accutane 10mg a day for at... 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

I'm making this profile to document my progress and to provide a realistic representation of the treatment itself with information about side effects and cost included. I've suffered with bad skin most of my life but it the last five years my acne has become cystic and I've watched my skin scar... READ MORE

Hello everyone let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself I am 26 years old I live in new jersey I started getting acne at the age of 14 my mother also suffered from acne so I think it might of been hereditary anyway ive tried nearly everything you can think of... 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 just started on 40mg once daily of Clarus yesterday, from the reviews I've read I'm not looking forward to the initial break out in about two weeks time but I am hoping that in a month or two I'll see an improvement. My breakouts are more severe around my time of the month, but I have active... 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

I'm hoping to find some people to help me along my accutane journey. im a little scared about the inital breakout that people usually get but who knows i might be lucky and won't get it. Anyways, I just wanted to do a quick little review on my 3rd day. side effects: none yet Face: no changes... 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 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

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

Well here we go. DAY 1 on 40 MG of Accutane. Nervous - Terrified - Optimistic. Unlike many of people here I was lucky and had clear skin MOST of my life. It was only after going off birth control pills in my late 30s that my skin when crazy! My sister had the same issues. We had developed... 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

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

I've been dealing with acne issues since my college days. It's most recently gotten worse than ever before. I have been on every treatment out there. I had begun blue light therapy with the help of a handheld and had about a week of clearing and my acne is back with a vengeance. I'm very tired... READ MORE

Just for a brief run down, I've suffered from acne for about 9 years now, started when I was 12 and just beginning puberty and still have it to this day (turned 20 a week ago). My acne is moderate to severe persistent acne, I get the occasional cystic pimple but my case is more the amount on my... READ MORE

Hey realself peeps... here's my accutane journey... I've battled acne since I was 11..thanks to my mum for getting jiggy with a man with who has this rampant wonderful gene called acne. acne gave me a break from the age of 13 - 16 but that was too good to be true. it came back with... READ MORE

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