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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 have been on Accutane for just over a month now. People continually warned me about their experiences and scary stories that they heard but this past month has been amazing! I noticed a difference in a day! I had moderate acne and nothing seemed to clear it up. My doctor had put me on... READ MORE

First of all if your doctor mentions accutane, take it! If you think your acne is really bad and other medications just dont work and the acne comes back after you get off them, ask your doctor about accutane! yes you have to get your blood drawn and go see the doctor every month for six months,... READ MORE

Hi, I used accutane 2 years ago and has been the best medication to clear my skin. I had teen acne and when I turned 30 I got cystic acne. I had very little side effect's dry lips and dry skin and toward the last month aches. My daughter who is now 171/2 is getting blood testing to start... READ MORE

Accutane is my miracle drug. I was a little intimidated at first, reading all the mixed reviews about the drug and it's many possible side effects. I am 27 years old and tried every other possible option you can imagine. You name it, I have tried it. My skin was not that bad to start, but always... READ MORE

It's working well on my acne but I seem to have vaginal problems more frequently. I am 42 yrs old, been on it for about 5 months now my problems didn't start til the 4th month. I have lost about 30 pounds on it also, I was real sick at first with vomiting during the day after I'd take it, I... READ MORE

I am currently 16 years old. When I was 15 I had really bad acne, my self esteem was low and I hated going out purely because of how many spots I had on my face. During the process everything was fine, the only thing I hated about the check ups was that I had to have a few blood tests throughout... READ MORE

I started getting acne in grade 9 and finally decided to start accutane when I was 22. I was on accutane for 6 months. My acne was between moderate and severe. I usually get very large pimples that stay infected and noticeable for anywhere between a week and 2 weeks. Accutane made me feel... READ MORE

As a young adult, I continued to experience moderate problems with acne on my face. I tried topical creams and cleansers, but those products either dried my skin out and made it worse, or didn't work at all! After consulting with my dermatologist, I agreed to start taking Accutane. I endured... READ MORE

It has been one year since I stopped my treatment and my skin is still oil and zit free! It was a tough road though. I had suffered from mild depression in the past but I never have felt truley suicidal before. About 4 months in to my treatment I started to feel severly agro. I have two children... READ MORE

I want to write this review because I think a lot of people who are contemplating going on Accutane will not because of all the negative reviews. That was me. I was so scared of everything that I read, that I almost didn't go on it. You will find that most people who had negative experiences are... READ MORE

I tried it last summer for my severe acne I mean it was horrible I had tried everything From proactive to murad and nothing seemed to work . Finally my parents decided that I should go see a derm. He prescribed Accutane and I was on it for about 6-7 months I think the side effects (Bloody noses,... READ MORE

I took Accutane when I was 19 for four months. Initially my acne got worse, especially on my face, and the dryness caused as a side effect made me look like a mess! Towards the end of the treatment I was concerned that there was not much of an improvement, but my dermatologist said the best... READ MORE

I used isotretion for over two years. The last year I only used it for the first week of the month. I should have noticed something ealier.. And, I kick myself every day for not getting off of this horrible drug. Suddenly I was really fragile for winter and the "darkness" (I live in Northern... READ MORE

I got the generic brand, and literally later the day of taking my first pill i started seeing and feeling a difference, for only 10 dollars...i was worried about the side affects because of bad stories all over the internet but i figured it couldnt be any worse that what ive taken before lol... READ MORE

Prior to accutane, I had been on almost every acne medicine on the market (Adapalene (Differin), Clindamycin, Retin-A, benzoyl peroxide, oral minocycline...) and nothing had worked. I would stay on one of these medications for at least 6 months before giving up and switching to a new one. These... READ MORE

Ive been suffering with moderate CONSISTANT and sometimes cystic acne for 11 years. Started 20 mg of accutane 2 weeks ago (finally) and already see a huge difference. No more oily face or hair!!!!! Now I can wash my hair every 4th day instead of everyday its so exciting and saves so much time...... READ MORE

I finished up with my course of roaccutane about five years ago. While my skin did improve, it did not clear up, and within a year my skin was exactly as it was before starting roaccutane. I was lucky in that I didn't have any major side effects, but I did have dry eyes, very dry skin (as... READ MORE

When I was a senior in high school I broke out with a moderate to severe case of acne on my face and back. My dermatologist suggest I use a prescription drug called Accutane. I was so relieved to have a solution I did not even question the possible side effects or do any research on the drug. It... READ MORE

Please please consider it! I had severe acne during high school and was deeply self conscious about it, i would cover my face in make up which did nothing whatsoever. Then I tried accutane and it worked so well! Even though it does take a while to see some changes, it really does work. I... READ MORE

I used Accutane when I was 14 and again when I was 16. I never used more than the recommended dosage, but at 30, I still have side effects from acne. Starting in my early 20's, I had severe stomach aches and was tested for everything under the sun. The doctors at the best medical school in the... READ MORE

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