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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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Hello, I am 26 and have mild but very persistent acne. My doctor decided to put me on a 5 month course of 20. I take one tablet daily and have been doing this for three weeks. My skin has just got worse and worse from week one and I am starting to panic and loose faith. My skin is now the... READ MORE

In a word, the experience was: awful. The first impression one gets with Halem's office is being placed on hold for at least two minutes. After a confusing conversation, one finally gets an appointment. While at the office, you will wait anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on whether... READ MORE

Accutane was the last resort for me to clear my acne. Truthfully my acne wasn't awful. I suffered from facial acne for years and occasionally had acne on my back. However, I was at the point that I couldn't remember the last time my face was clear and I was also developing the potential for... READ MORE

I am 31 yes old and I honestly can't remember what I look like with clear skin! My acne became worse after the birth of my daughter 11 years ago! I have spent $1000's of dollars in dermatologists and treatments, nothing seemed to truly work! I have tried everything, antibiotics, anti fungals,... READ MORE

I am for months into Claravis (Accutane) at 60mg daily. I had mild cystic acne, with cysts that lasted for months and were sore and painful. I'd get them around my mouth and between my eyes. It hurt even to talk sometimes. I was so embarrassed. In for months my blackheads are long gone, my cysts... READ MORE

I have had acne since i was 16 and I'm now 23 and i am absolutely fed up with acne. i have tried many other medications from minocycline, doxycycline, tazorac, BP, proactive, TTO,, you name it, i probably have tried it and none worked. i have acne under my skin that most medications... READ MORE

I'm 17 years old & I have been on accutane for almost 5 months. I was really scared to start because as I read all the posts about it, it sounded really scary. I had been going to the dermatologist since about 6th grade & different antibiotics & creams would work for a small amount of time, but... READ MORE

Was on it 20 years ago and was one of the best things that I ever did. Did cause much initial peeling but put a halt to many years of acne and has kept me relatively clear for the past 26 years. Afterwards, the acne that I did get was mild and sporadic and cleared super fast. Definitely worth it... READ MORE

Doctor told me it was a miracle drug and was extremely excited to put me on it. I didnt have cystic acne in the first place. It was very mild teenage acne. They mainly expressed the teratogenic side effects and seeing as I was not planning on getting pregnant, I didnt worry too much about that.... READ MORE

I was worried about some of the things concering accutane, and i read her answers which helped a lot, accutane is also giving me psycological changes, like im really paranoid about my side effects and nothing can assure me that im gonna be alright, but after reading some of the stuff dr cheryl... READ MORE

I am 30 years old, all my blood test are normal. i've been on roaccutane for 6 months, but still my acne is severe. Before starting roaccutane, i had hormonal treatment, but the same no result. I started my treatment with 30 mg for 1 month, than 40 mg for 4 months, and finished with 50 mg. When... READ MORE

Okay...I am not gonna bash accutane, and tell anyone not to do it because I know it works out great for some people. I am just going to tell you guys my story. I was 17 years old at the time of starting accutane. I had terrible, painful, cystic acne. Trust me when I say I had tried EVERYTHING... READ MORE

I first got acne at the tender age of 10 and from that age to 19 dealt with severe cystic acne..Tried proactive, differin gel, creams, tazorac, spironalcactone..etc..EVERYTHING..but for the life of NOTHING worked I spent years hiding and covering..i did 4 months of treatment because I had to... READ MORE

Was concerned about mild acne as I was in my early 20s. Was prescribed Accutane by a rogue dermatologist who was out to make a quick buck. The Accutane didn't clear my skin up but it did destroy its ability to heal. over 10 years later my face is a complete mess, I look disfigured with scars. ... READ MORE

I truly suggest Accutane that prescribed by doctors especially. While I did my course of treatment overseas, I have heard that here in the US a few otc brands are probably available or some not prescribed by doctors. Please by all means do not take those. Always consult a physician and... READ MORE

I had some acne in my teens, not a ton, my dermatologist basically prescribed Accutane to anyone with pimples in general. My brothers acne was much worse than mine (it cleared his to this day too) but we were both prescribed the same dosage and length of cycle which was 6 months. I did not take... READ MORE

I suffered from cystic acne from age 12- 26 when I finally went on accutane. My mother also required accutane treatment, I knew this was where I was headed all along. I had to wait to be done making babies basically. I'll be honest, it is a terrible 6 months, but I rarely get a pimple now I... READ MORE

Please be careful with your children having acne and this doctor prescribing accutane. he misdiagnosed and mistreated my son resulting in keliods scars all over his face, shoulders, neck and back. he is badly scarred for life and this doctor didn't even call to follow up after we had to go to... READ MORE

I took Accutane years ago. First round at 15 which permanently cleared the acne on my back. The second round at 24 when my acne returned badly. This helped my horrible acne. I love Accutane it was one of the best things that ever helped me. I experienced horrible dry skin while on the medication... READ MORE

I am a 25 year old female that has suffered from acne since I was 12 years old. My acne was mild to moderate and worsened during my menstrual cycle. Like most of you, I tried countless of OTC products and prescription topical ointments. Nothing seemed to work until my primary care physician gave... READ MORE

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