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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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Hi all, I'm 18 years old and have "suffered" from acne for 5 years now. Despite the fact that it never was very bad, it still made me feel insecure at times. I have been using accutane for 21 days now and this last week, it only got worse. I have heard that the length of this outbreak lasts... READ MORE

I've tried everything for my Acne, the only time it got better was when I stopped eating dairy, gluten, and any fatty foods, I did that for a half a year and then stopped because I love cheese too much! I finally decided to try Accutane and my doctor is prescribing 60mg per day for 30 day... READ MORE

Accutane is a God send. I have had the distinct pleasure of being blessed with problematic skin. I guess I can't complain too too much, because I didn't have cystic acne, or the acne that causes craters, but my acne did cause hyper-pigmentation. I was in the military when I first had... READ MORE

Hey! I was on the medication 2 tablets a day for 5 months, and after I had finished I had intense red flushes when ever I ate spicy foods/ nervous/ hot/ embarresed/ or drank alcohol. As good as having great skin was after I had stopped the medication , this redness destroyed my confidence. Me... READ MORE

Well, I thought I had finally found some light at the end of the tunnel. I researched and went to a determatologist who offered Amnesteem. I checked with my insurance company who said the monthly cost of the med would be $40 (for 40mg). What thy did not say is that their approval process once... READ MORE

When I was in my teens I took accutane and it worked but few months later I would get a few breakouts. Now in my 30's I didn't want to take the high dose and have to deal with side effects. I find that 20mg once a week controls the oil and breakouts. I highly recommend taking low dose accutane... READ MORE

I'm not nearly brave enough to post pictures but I started accutane 2 days ago. I've had mild to moderate acne for nearly my whole life.. it comes and goes. I'll go a couple of months to really mild acne then usually during the change in season, I'd break out. I usually get one or two monster... READ MORE

Hey all! I'm a 27 yo female and just finished my 6th week on Accutane for mild/moderate acne. This is my second course; I took the first when I was 17 to cure moderate/severe with amazing effects. Perfectly clear skin and even/clear tone for 8 years. About 1.5 years ago I started breaking out... READ MORE

Dr. Searles is a very caring dermatologist. My face had lots of acne and he helped me. The treatment took a while but at the end all was good. As is expected with accutane there was some dryness but that was manageable. I was using some creams as well but I think it was accutane that helped the... READ MORE

Accutane 40 mg twice a day for 4 months. Height 5'2 and weight 125 lbs 1st Month- I started having the initial breakout 1 week after taking it. I had all the side effects that came with it! Joint pain, dry lips, sensitive skin, itchy skin, dry eyes, heartburn, and angular cheilitis. I was... READ MORE

Well, I never thought I'd ever share it, but yeah. Accutane destroyed my sex drive. It's not that I can't get an erection or anything, it's just that.. When I start having a sexual intercourse withmy girlfriend, I don't last long at all. I can barely ever get her to come and it's pretty hard on... READ MORE

Hey fellow accutane friends! I started my treatment about 10 days ago when my doctor and I agreed that topical treatments only help temporarily. My horrible acne started appearing like 3 years ago with a huge cystical flare up on my cheeks. While that went away completely (but only after several... READ MORE

I'm a 23 year old female who has suffered with cystic acne for nearly 10 years. I've tried pretty much every topical and oral medication, to the point where only accutane is left. For the past few years, I've kept my acne at bay by taking spironolactone after having a horrible cystic breakout... READ MORE

In high school, I always had great skin. It wasn't until university that it started to get bad, and I didn't really want to think about how bad. If I think back, the acne stuff became problematic about age 22, and it's persisted since. I've thrown a lot of different solutions at the problem,... READ MORE

I had pretty normal acne when I was a 17, like it was there, I didn't like it, but it wasn't terrible and girls still liked me etc. My mom suggested I take accutane because it will "fix it forever". So I go on it and boom I am oozing out both sides of my chin.. like a constant inflamed scar... READ MORE

I have been dealing with Acne since I hit my double digits. It got really bad when I got in highschool. I had cyst all over my face and neck line. My dermatologist put me on Bacterium or how ever you spell that and that helped tremendously. However the moment I quit taking it, it would reappear.... READ MORE

He gave me a very low dosage of accutane and as a result the acne I had didn't go away. He's also always in a rush, doesn't give his patients the time they need. I hope he reads this review and changes his ways. Whenever I express my concerns, he always downplays it. I don't have a lot of trust... READ MORE

I am 25 years old and have suffered from mild to moderate (in some rare cases severe) acne since I was 19. Since I am always caking on my make up, most people wouldn't even notice. There were still times when my skin was particularly bad, and I would catch other people scanning my bumpy,... READ MORE

I've been darkening the doorway of Doc's office long before gray hair started making an appearance around his temples (which I think helps, he looks so young!) Having been riddled with cystic acne since I was 13 years old, I've been treated by one other derm and Doc A. The fact that I continue... READ MORE

I took a full course of accutane and developed terrible cystic acne while on it for the full 5 months; this was 30 year ago. It left me with terrible scars that nothing can improve. It ruined my face. During perimenopause I started to break out again & Smoothbeam fixed everything. How terrible... READ MORE

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