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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've been on Accutane (technically Claravis since Accutane was recalled years ago) for almost three months. 40mg, One time a day. My only side effects are joint point (mainly my hips and heals) and mildly chapped lips. No nosebleeds, no dry eyes or skin, not rashes. In my opinion, everything is... READ MORE

I've had terrible skin since junior high. Birth control pills kept it under control most of my life but after having my third son I had a tubal and didn't need the pills anymore. I felt like I was back in junior high. After being on accutane for 5 months it cleared up about 95%. I wouldn't have... READ MORE

I'm a 26 year old female and I've had pretty severe acne since I was in middle school. I've tried everything. Antibiotics, pills, face washes, acne facials, pore extractions, diets, & topical gels. To name just a few. Accutane has always been in the back of my mind but I've always been wary of... READ MORE

I started getting acne in the 5th grade. I had no confidence throughout my 6th-12th grades. I used make up and avoided pictures. I was always aware of how it affected me as a person and how I treated others. There was a paranoia I had that people stared at me and talked about my skin. It really... READ MORE

I'm sure if a doctor really had a good handle on how to use Accutane in combination and timing with other treatments that it might prove worthy, but I was on it a year and a half and my face is ruined with scars. I believe I should have been administered chemical peels through my break outs. ... READ MORE

I am a female suffering from persistent acne for 17 years. I am now 36 years old. It is moderate and at rare times mild but it is chronic. Even if a week or 2 pass without any new pimples, I would be still struggling to cover the red post acne marks. By the time these fade or about to fade, I... READ MORE

I began Claris (Accutane) in mid Jan. 2015 for mild cystic acne. I am 150 pounds and the derm wanted me to take 40 mg for one month and then 70 mg for the next 5. The first month I was very tired and had joint pain. The second month, at 70 mg, I was still very tired, moody, and had terrible back... READ MORE

First Update: I've been struggling with acne for about 5 years now, ever since I finished high school. (I'll upload pics later on). I've tried it all, much like the rest of you - Proactive, anti-biotics, creams, scrubs, and everything in between. Sometimes the acne would recede a little, but... READ MORE

I have battled acne my whole life but it wasn't until I was 40 that I started getting deep painful cyst acne. My dermatologist also believes I have some rosacea also so he prescribed me accutane. I take 40mg on odd days and 80mg on even days. I have taken my 12 pill and I have broken out... READ MORE

I've been experiencing severe acne for about 6 months. My GP prescribed me some creams and pills, but after a month with no results I was referred to Davin Lim. Davin has given me Accutane, and although other treatments were ineffective, this is apparently sure to work. I have very dry skin,... READ MORE

I have suffered acne on and off since I was 14. My acne hit its peak in 2011 after a VERY stressful life changing event and it got BAD. Painful cystic acne all over my face. I decided I would give Accutane a try. It did get worse before it got better and I did have side effects....nosebleeds.... READ MORE

Its painful if you don't buy healing and protecting Lip balm. Cake it on don't lick your lips I started 1 pill a day of 40 mg (ask me for prescription name if curious) Anyway It was $370 for roughly a month in a half supply. I'm self pay.. :( Anyway ALL your acne will break out like crazy at... READ MORE

Ive been on accutane for 3months now and i have to say it has not been easy...My skin peels, my eyes water,my nose is always dry, no matter how much i moisturize my lips they crack alot and if i get bitten by something the bruises look worse than normal...I already had bad pms but now i choose... READ MORE

I am starting accutane in 3 days and I feel alone and scared. After trying (and failing) to express my fears to family and friends (none of which have dealt with severe acne), I decided maybe this would be a good place to go to talk about my journey. I have been suffering from moderate-severe... READ MORE

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

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