Accutane

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Accutane is a prescription medication used to treat severe acne. Accutane can have some potentially serious side affects, so it’s important to cover them carefully with your doctor before embarking on treatment.
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Average Price: $400

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Not Worth It

Accutane did wonders for my son's skin. However, he became depressed, said he wanted to kill himself and got into a fight at school which ended in a 3 day suspension. This from a kid who gets all A's and doesn't even fight with his sisters. We stopped the Accutane and he returned to... READ MORE

Worth It

After trying every over-the-counter and prescription acne treatment known to man, I decided to end my skincare battle for good. I've struggled with acne and oily skin for the majority of my life and had always resisted the use of Accutane because I feared the side effects, namely:... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I took it at the end of my senior year in high school, a very difficult time for me because of the college stress and actually leaving my family and how to go to school. Taking Accutane should not be taken, unless you are not dealing with any stress. I was on it for a little over six months, and... READ MORE

Worth It

I took accutane during my sophmore year of college when I was 19 - I'm now 22. I went into the experience with extreme reservations because of the claims that accutane can effect your mood (ie. make you suicidal), and may only accomplish temporary results (ie. acne comes back a within months... READ MORE

Worth It

After years of extremely oily skin and mild acne, I began to get moderately frequent cystic acne. These legions would resemble a marble under the skin and would press on the underlying muscle and nerve tissue so that it would hurt to use the surrounding area (for instance, if there were one on... READ MORE

Worth It

I had very oily skin and scalp. I used Accutane for almost a year and it helped dry up the oil and completely cleared up my skin. Today, I have never get blemishes. Pros: It's been years since I was on it and I didn't have any side effects. The results were permanent. The cons:... READ MORE

Worth It

I am now on my 4th month and everything is going well. My acne is clearing out and my dermotology doctor guarantees it will not come back. Try it for the first month if nothing really happens then the second month they will double your dosage. The only thing that has happen to me is my face... READ MORE

Worth It

I tried OTC treatments, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and topical retinoids. Isotretinoin is the only medication i found to be effective for my severe acne. I did not experience depression while on the tane, but I can see how the drug can exacerbate existing psychological issues. The... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I was a perfectly healthy 19 year old guy when I started this drug and I can only say that you better know what you are getting yourself in to. Within 1 1/2 months I had developed severe abdominal pain and stopped immediately, if I hadn't reacted so soon and taken the necessary precautions... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I took accutane for 5 months and my acne cleared completely. Although, after a while I felt very depressed and insecure about myself. For no reason, even when times couldn't get any better for my family and I, I began to feel completely detached from friends and family. It's been an... READ MORE

Worth It

I had cystic acne on my face and back and in 2006 my dermatologist prescribed Accutane to me. The medication cleared my acne, but I experienced bone and muscle pain, dry skin and lips, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. I can't say what is best for you, but research the medicine... READ MORE

Worth It

The side effects are nothing compared to the outcome! I had dry lips and dry, dry skin but those are the only effects I had! Accutane is well worth it! It's been 5 years since I was on it and still to this day I have a maximum of 3 bumps on my face! and that's every once and while! It's great... READ MORE

Worth It

Accutane pros: obviously the clearing of skin. I've struggled with acne for literally a decade, and tried every treatment available to me apart from Accutane. I finally got to the end of my rope and had it prescribed, and honestly it's the best thing I've done for my skin. I... READ MORE

Not Sure

Accutane, sometimes I think perhaps the negatives outway the positives. The blushing seems to be a major problem for me at the moment. Not quite sure it was worth it.I am currently on Accutane and I am constantly blushing of late. Was on Accutane several years before now as well and after I... READ MORE

Not Sure

I had used isosuppra for 2 months & then my doctor changed my drugs to be rouacutane since my test blood reaction for isosuppra in the next month was very bad as my doctor said so he decided to change the doses to be 20 mg instead of 30 & i used the new dosed for 2 weeks then stopped... READ MORE

Not Sure

I did not have extremely bad acne, but it was very persistent. After years of medications, I was prescribed accutane. At first, it made my skin a bit worse but after a few months my skin looked great. It was the only thing that has worked for me. However, around this time I started getting... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I am 14 years old and i took it because i had really bad acne. after 2 weeks my headaches got worse, my boel movements got worse and my back especially got destroyed. i started taking it 5 months ago and stopped 3 months ago, it still hurts. i play baseball and i weigthlift a lot. my bck kills... READ MORE

Worth It

I have only been on Accutane for almost 3 months now and I am only on the 40mg daily dose instead of the normal 60mg daily dose but so far I like it fairly well. A majority of my face is already clear or is starting to show great improvement. I still have a ways to go but so far I am loving it.... READ MORE

Worth It

I struggled with cystic acne from the ages of 17 to 23. My acne was not severe but persistent.I tried every treatment known to man: over the counter products, Proactiv, prescription Benzoyl Peroxide, Retin-A Micro, chemical peels, vibradermabrasion, Smoo READ MORE

Worth It

So I took accutane when I was 16. Tried other things like retin a and antibotics but nothing worked. I didn't have it severe on my face but had it bad on my upper back and shoulders my derm decided accutane. I didn't know much about the side effects but I would have done anything at that... READ MORE

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