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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 am 25 and have really struggled my whole life with acne. I have tried everything. Recently my face has started to clear on its' own minus the few occasional breakouts. My back is really bad though. I am really worried about my face and starting this Accutane. I will be on 40mg/once a day for 6... READ MORE

Hello, My name is Andrew and i am a 14 year old teen. I have been struggling with severe cystic acne for almost three years. I had a very bad experience with the first dermatologist i went to see two years ago. Now I have had 13 different topical/oral antibiotics prescribed to me. I decided that... READ MORE

After 15yrs + struggling with acne, treating with Differin, antibiotics, birth control, Proactive and every OTC product out there I ditched my Dermatologist and Primary MD and started seeing an aesthetician. After 5 years of very little help and $100/mo in treatments I got pregnant and my skin... READ MORE

Starting Accutane In August, Super Excited ! I can't really say much now, I've been taking the birth control , I just hope this works, I have no confidence. I won't even leave my house anymore.. I also play sports and it's just so stressful, I hate my skin.. I can't even enjoy my teen years... READ MORE

Just for a brief run down, I've suffered from acne for about 9 years now, started when I was 12 and just beginning puberty and still have it to this day (turned 20 a week ago). My acne is moderate to severe persistent acne, I get the occasional cystic pimple but my case is more the amount on my... READ MORE

I have my first appointment to be prescribed accuntane on Monday. I am excited to get it over and done with and start the course. I am 20 years old and suffer with moderate acne. I do not have big cystic spots, I have loads of pimples and white heads dotted around my whole face. The colouring... READ MORE

I'm 21 years old and this review is about trying accutane for the first time. Today was my first pill, I was excited to try it so i can finally be acne free. And to be back to normal without worrying about my look and self esteem. I'm nervous about my acne getting worse in the first weeks and... READ MORE

I just started with Accutane on Monday at 30mg twice a day. I started on Accutane after using spironolactone for a year because of moderate acne. The last 6 months of that year I was at 150mg per day and that is what cleared my acne for the most part and decreased my breakouts to maybe 1 or 2 a... READ MORE

I chose to write this review for people who just cant deal with their acne anymore. I tried everything and nothing worked. I got the chance to meet a dermatologist who told me that accutane would give me baby skin. I took the chance, didnt have second effects, after 6 months my skin was clear... READ MORE

I decided to subscribe to Realself because for the first month it was all I read. Everyone's journals, Q&A, and photos were very very helpful and kept me staying positive! With that said, I decided to make some reviews and weekly updates myself. Even if no one reaponds, this will be therapeutic... READ MORE

Acne......has ruined most of my adolescent life and much of my teens and adult life as well. I have had acne as long as I can remember.....grade 5 being as far back as I can recall. I was taunted and teased because of it, sometimes even followed home from school and beat up. Now it's me who... READ MORE

Ok so i have been battling acne since age 12 as the title suggests. I've been through at least 4 dermatologists with little success. Until my recent one, she put me on antibiotics which worked great however, after 3 months of being off of it, the acne came back with full force so she decided to... READ MORE

Hey all, I have been struggling with tiny blocked pores for the last 7 months. I have tried microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, antibiotics and topicals. My derm decided to put me on accutane 10mg a day for at... READ MORE

I'm making this profile to document my progress and to provide a realistic representation of the treatment itself with information about side effects and cost included. I've suffered with bad skin most of my life but it the last five years my acne has become cystic and I've watched my skin scar... READ MORE

Hello everyone let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself I am 26 years old I live in new jersey I started getting acne at the age of 14 my mother also suffered from acne so I think it might of been hereditary anyway ive tried nearly everything you can think of... READ MORE

I just started on 40mg once daily of Clarus yesterday, from the reviews I've read I'm not looking forward to the initial break out in about two weeks time but I am hoping that in a month or two I'll see an improvement. My breakouts are more severe around my time of the month, but I have active... READ MORE

I'm hoping to find some people to help me along my accutane journey. im a little scared about the inital breakout that people usually get but who knows i might be lucky and won't get it. Anyways, I just wanted to do a quick little review on my 3rd day. side effects: none yet Face: no changes... READ MORE

Well here we go. DAY 1 on 40 MG of Accutane. Nervous - Terrified - Optimistic. Unlike many of people here I was lucky and had clear skin MOST of my life. It was only after going off birth control pills in my late 30s that my skin when crazy! My sister had the same issues. We had developed... READ MORE

I've been dealing with acne issues since my college days. It's most recently gotten worse than ever before. I have been on every treatment out there. I had begun blue light therapy with the help of a handheld and had about a week of clearing and my acne is back with a vengeance. I'm very tired... READ MORE

Hey realself peeps... here's my accutane journey... I've battled acne since I was 11..thanks to my mum for getting jiggy with a man with who has this rampant wonderful gene called acne. acne gave me a break from the age of 13 - 16 but that was too good to be true. it came back with... READ MORE

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