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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 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

I had tried the numerous variations of oral and topical antibiotics with no respose adult acne can be very depressing. So when I heard about roaccutane I was desperate for my GP to refer me to the dermatologist. Best decision I've made 4months and 1 week in skin is amazing but strange darkened... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne since I was 15. It's horrible. I can't wear summer clothes or a bathing suit for fear of exposing it. I feel like I'm always in hiding and I just want to be normal. I see other women with nice skin and it makes me feel hopeless knowing I will never have that. I'm tired... READ MORE

Now I know you have to be on two forms of birth control through the I pledge system because of the birth defects that accutane can cause. My husband and I both agree that I need to get off my birth control (Yaz) it has completely change my whole demeanor and energy, I'm really not myself when... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I am writing this review because I will be starting accutane in about a month. I must say I am scared but hopeful about accutane. I hear soo many bad things and have read all the side effects of this drug. I hope my decision will end well for me. I feel like I am the type of... READ MORE

I was 23 and for almost a decade had been dealing with minor acne issues. I had pimples here and there. Unfortunately for me, Cystic Acne runs in my family. My Grandfather had it, some of my Aunts had it and my Beautiful Mother had it. Guess which of the three lucky children in my biological... READ MORE

Actuate is a game changer. Nothing else worked. This was the second time I used it (once when I was in High School and had the most terrible acne all over my face, back, and chest) and again when I turned 30 and started getting hormonal acne on my face and neck. It was well worth any side... READ MORE

I am barely going to start the Accutane treatment on Thursday. I am feeling kind of scared since I read all of the side effects but Im still going to give it a try. I had clear skin throughout my teen and early 20's year. Once I hit my mid 20's that beautiful clear skin turned into a face full... READ MORE

Since I was about 10 years old, I always had acne, that wasn't too bad but untreatable (I've tried all kinds of prescription creams and antibiotics) so I started Acutane a few months ago. A couple weeks into the treatment, all the side effects started appearing. The first being the most common,... READ MORE

I went to Dr. Crutchfield because I had acne all my life, the deep kind. I tried every thing they offered on TV and drug store nothing worked. Dr. Crutchfield was my final stop if he didn't work I would just live with it. I was prescribed accutane and after 9months on it I was acne free. The... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne all my life. Now nearing my 30s, its frustrating to still have this issue. I came to Dr. Greenberg to try to fix my acne problem. He recommended various treatment plans, and after antibiotics would not work, we decided Accutane was my best option. I had previously done... READ MORE

I always had clear skin but in December 2014, my face blew out with massive cystic acne all over the sides and my forehead . My jaw line became dark and covered in cystic acne . My neck had disgusting cystic acne that would not even pop, and were so rigid . My back was completely covered in acne... READ MORE

Hi all, Iam so excited coz iam finally entering the isotretinoin bandwagon,after having fought a losing battle for twenty years,against acne. A brief intro abt myself.35 year old,weighing 62kgs,indian,light skinned,Pcod and persistant moderate acne with super oily skin.Tried everything except... READ MORE

I've had acne ever since I can remember, and I'm so sick of it. I've tried everything, I'm finally starting accutance today… So not ready for the first 2 months, cause I start school in a few weeks… ugh! My plan is to use CeraVe as a moisturizer and eos and carmex lip balms for the lip... READ MORE

I have always had acne and oily skin. It was tolerable and I dealt with it. About 4 years ago things changed. I started to get large lesions that would take forever to heal, if they even healed at all. They seemed to move from one spot on my face to another. Went to the doctor and they... READ MORE

It is worth it. My acne has gone down. But thanks to the way it dries out your skin I have bumps all over my body that itch like hell. Nothing helps the itching I itch till I bleed. There are nights that I can not sleep due to my itching. I'm glad that it's taking my itching away... but it's... READ MORE

I have been on accutane two times. Once as a sophomore in high school and once as a sophomore in college. I am now out of college and I am so grateful for this drug. I had awful acne the cystic deep scaring type through high school and the first round brought it back down to a small occasional... READ MORE

This is one of the best medications you can take, i had severe acne , though just reading about this medicine made me tremble as i thought im gonna have these side effects i read,now i have a normal skin instead of the oily i had,i had dry skin&lips but side effects went away after stopping accutane READ MORE

So I didn't start to have really bad acne until I was in college. It was horrible and a big hit to self confidence, always wondering if someone is looking at your face and talking about your bad skin. I've had plenty of snarky comments from people. Like you're a pretty girl but you should really... READ MORE

I was 16 when I began taking accutane. My skin was a huge insecurity and it got to a point where I was sick of letting my acne get in the way of how I look at myself. My skin was combination to oily and my acne ranged anywhere to my face, chest, back and sometimes even my legs. I took accutane... READ MORE

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