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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 had been to every dermatologist in town, had my hormones checked, and spent tons of money on treatments with estheticians - nothing worked. Finally they decided to try Accutane, and being young, desperate and uninformed I took it. It REALLY dried me out - skin, lips, hair, eyes - and I wasn't... READ MORE

I was in high school and we all know how cruel other students can be. I used to be a 'crater face'. My skin is now beautifully clear. I just wish I'd known of if earlier - I wasted 5 years fighting my doctors for a referral to a real dermatologist - for 5 years my acne went from bad to worse, I... READ MORE

I was put on Accutane when it had only been on the market for 5 years, so it was relatively new. This was in 1993 at the age of 19. After battling years of severe cystic acne (acne started in 4th grade for me and by 15 it was on my face, chest and back), so I finally sought out professional help... READ MORE

I have always have severe nodular acne (level 4). It started early I can't remember exactly when. I have never felt good about my skin. I have tried EVERYTHING. I have been to 2 different dermatologists (because of a move) both have very different approaches to acne. With either of them nothing... READ MORE

So I guess this isn't a complete experience guide since I've only been on it for 15 days so far, but I AM seeing results. I started out with cystic acne on the sides of my face and pimples on my forehead prior to treatment. I've been dealing with acne since the beginning of teen-hood, but when I... READ MORE

I am Hailey, I just turned 16 and I was on accutaine for 7 months. I don't have any before pictures because I refused to get in pictures, or at least close up shots. I started getting acne when I was about 10 and my doctor tried everything from antibiotics to topical creams. My acne would get... READ MORE

Basically after showing my dermatologist my list of different cleansers and other topical creams I've used he offered me to do a course of accutane. I had moderate acne and since topical treams and antibiotics didn't seem to be doing too much to it he gave me the choice to get on isotretinoin.... READ MORE

I took accutane in my 20's after trying very thing else for my moderate non-cystic acne with great results. I shared Accutane with my brother in law that had severe cystic acne and scarring and he also had great results- neither one of us had to repeat although bro in law has taken antibiotics... READ MORE

The summer before my freshmen year I had severe acne(cystic) on my face and back mostly, some on my chest.. Before school started I got laser treatments done i guess to kill those huge knots and my dermo also helped me get all the junk out of the cysts.. But it wasn't until my junior year of... READ MORE

Thank you for sharing your comments. I've taken doxycycline and minocycline with no success in clearing up my acne. I've been taking Accutane 40mg for 2 months now. I've had some horrible breakouts on my face and neck during my second month of treatment! I would get about 3 or 4 cysts at a time!... READ MORE

Well my acne started when i was about 12. I tryed to get rid of it just by using oxy pads,facial cleansers but it didnt do much of a job. I wasn't too worried about it because i thought it was just puberty and it would go away on its own but unfortunately it didn't :(. I was always teased at... READ MORE

I'm two and a half weeks into my racutane treatment. I am 17 years old and have had severe acne for two years. So far the effects racutane has had on myself is very dry lips, dry skin patches on my face and neck and very sore legs after playing football. Acne makes my life miserable and I have... READ MORE

I've been on Accutance for almost 3 months and so far I hate it. I still get pimples, but not as much as I used to. I have been getting very bad rashes all over my hands, dry lips, and cry spells. I start to cry sometimes for little things. So far I don't see a difference on my face but I hope... READ MORE

I took accutane at 25 years old while working part time and attending graduate school full time.... the side affects I experienced were, low energy, dry mouth, dry skin, and slight depression (which is not normal for myself). Overall it was 100% worthwhile. ACCUTANE works... Please... READ MORE

I had moderate cystic acne and got into 5mg/po/daily for Isotretinoin. The 1st week, I was still getting cystic acne but by the 3rd week, the pores on my face have gotten smaller. I used a comedone extractor before but the blackheads kept coming back or I would get cyst afterward. So glad I did this READ MORE

I was diagnosed for severe Keratosis Pilaris combined with shoulder and back acne (not systic but prevalent). I was afraid to wear short sleeves and dropped out of activities I was so embarrassed about my skin. Nothing worked. I was also tested for Pityrosporum folliculitis and found negative.... READ MORE

Hi. My name is Torres. Im 26 and have been battling acne since I was 18. I have tried many medicine eg erythromycin, benzoyl peroxide, salicyc acid but none seemed to work. Recently I approached a doc who prescribed accutane. I took my first dose of 20mg last night and in the morning I had a... READ MORE

I just finished my 5 month accutane course today. I never had terrible acne I just had the pimples that would leave a red mark no matter their size and I had some trouble spots (chin and a little on my jawline.) I never had any psychological problems. It actually made me happier and everything... READ MORE

Acne has been bothering me since my school days,am 27 now. Have tried out everything from Ayurvedic medicines to Benzac gel to Adapelene. Even tried chemical peel,dermabrasion & what not.Nothing seems to have a long lasting effect.Now on accutane. 1st week ws fine,frm 2nd week breakouts... READ MORE

When I was a sophomore in high school, I had the option to go on Accutane. It was the last possible option that my dermatologist gave since I had acne since I was in 5th grade. I was on the strongest dose of topical and oral medication, but the medication only lessened the acne. It was also... READ MORE

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