Accutane

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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 did a course of accutane when I was 21 and had severe nodulocystic acne. My acne was so bad that it could not be covered with makeup. I tried EVERYTHING. Name an acne treatment - the pill, every prescription and non-prescription cream, vitamins/supplements, home remedies, fasting, diets,... READ MORE

I have had acne for years and am so over it. I have tried all sorts of oral and topical meds and nothing kept it away. I am going in for blood on Friday and have my appointment to start on Monday. I am super nervous, but so ready to be done with my acne! Question: for those that have contacts,... READ MORE

I always had cystic acne, oily skin, enormous gaping pores, blackheads everywhere for as long as I can remember. I got acne very early in my life around late elementary school i would say. I had tried everything from different routines, products, every acne kit, the all natural route, less... READ MORE

I was hesitant to try this because of the side effects I read about. I am in my 5th month and so far so good, minimal side effects, dry skin and lips but nothing that lotion can't help so far. The lips have been the worst, but for the first time in 15 yrs I am completely clear! I do regret not... READ MORE

I was on accutane when I was 14 and it worked wonders. After years went by and birth of two daughters I chose to go back on Accutane because my face was breaking out like I was a teenager. Granted, some of it was hormonal, some Roscea, and some was cystic acne but Accutane improvement my skin... READ MORE

I don’t usually write blogs like this however reading other peoples blogs and comments has helped me through my course of Accutane. I am 6 weeks in to my course and I have experienced A LOT of the side effects so many so my work colleagues questioned whether I was allergic to the... READ MORE

I am on my second week of Accutane. I have already started to notice a difference in the amount of pimples that I'd usually wake up to. My lips and area around my mouth are very dry, somewhat annoying, but very controllable with lip balm and moisturizer. I have tried so many creams and face... READ MORE

I just thought that I would post a warning about some permanent side effects I've contracted from accutane. I have this constant "visual snow" that is extremely annoying. It's like somebody has added a static filter to my vision and I experience it the entire time I'm awake. More annoying are... READ MORE

I used creams, other RX's, so many washes, and I still had acne. I went on Accutane (for the first time). It worked; I stayed out of tanning beds (I was a teen), I took it in the winter and it helped me. Yes, my acne and pimples went away came back about a year and a half later and I had to go... READ MORE

I'm a 15 year old girl and have had moderate acne for about 4 years. I've tried every way possible to clear my face, from topical medications like epiduo and differin, to oral medications like minocycline. I have had a really hard time and my confidence has plummeted while my frustration has... READ MORE

Around the time I was 15 I developed mild acne. At the time I tried a lot of things from over the counter products, oral medication, topical creams, you name it. When I turned 18 my acne was gone and I was happier then ever. Not till I turned 20 that I developed cystic acne that drove me... READ MORE

My acne condition started on 2013. till then my skin was clear. at the start of yr 2013 it starts from my forehead with tiny pimples and then spreaders all over my face. I have tried loads of creams tablets over past 1 1/2 yrs for acne.but results lasts only for short period. now I'm taking... READ MORE

I had suffered with mild to moderate acne from the age of 15. Greasy skin, blocked pores,red lumps, spots. Mostly on my face but, more disturbingly on my chest and my shoulders! I was given the usual solutions ie zinc, then oxytetracycline which didn't help at all. Due to low mood I didn't want... READ MORE

I have been on accutane twice and these are two things you Need to Know. First of all whatever you do start at a low dosage. I have had acne since i was a teen w/ out any scars. Then i did my first bit of accutane (starting with 20mg, 140 pounds) no scars. But on my second course 2yr's later i... READ MORE

Generally this medication did a good job on me. I've taken it 6 months (40 mg a day) and in month 5 it completely cleared my moderate to servere acne. When I went off it, about 2 weeks later I started getting many tiny little whiteheads all over my face. (Usually up to 3 WH a day). A month later... READ MORE

I have tried every medication on the market, this is my last option. I’m also eager to get rid of oily skin. I have taken two weeks of accutane and my lips have begun to dry since about the 4th day. My skin is still really oily and rough pus segments are pushing from my skin, i believe... READ MORE

I was almost 30 and still had an acne problems.It was an absolute disaster.My face was completely covered with cysts.It didint start working until i was done with the treatmeant. I didnt had any hopes that it will work anymore and after about a week after i was off the acutane my skin started... READ MORE

Be ready for some wicked side effects. This stuff is very powerful and does a number to your body. I recommend taking it seriously and being cautious with your body while taking it. Muscles and joints are very weak and I threw my back out several times (and i don't have back problems).... READ MORE

Since Accutane is banned in the US, I was prescribed its generic Claravis, half dose, of 20mg. My derm suggested half dose since my acne was mild but persistent. (I've had breakouts for 15 years and finally decided to do something about it when it got worse in my 30's, I wish I hadnt waited). I... READ MORE

Hello, So this is my first post about my Accutane/Roaccutane journey. I'm a 22-year-old female from the UK and I thought I would share my journey. I have to admit I'm nervous yet excited. It's been a long time coming and I cannot wait to begin and hopefully see results. I've suffered from... READ MORE

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