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 have began taking 10mg Accutane capsules and my skin is breaking out horribly. I wake up to new zits, whiteheads or small pimples that turn into massive zits the very next day. My doctor says he is giving me a low dose because he doesn't want me to "flare up" but I would rather get it over... READ MORE

This review is more focused on the real cost break down. I'll update my results monthly. I've noticed many really low numbers that don't mimic my personal costs. I have decent insurance, so I was curious if people were just listing their copay for the medication and not everything else that's... READ MORE

I am a 20 year old female. I have been dealing with acne since I was 12 or 13. I have tried everything. I have been using Epiduo for the last year (hence why my skin isn't absolutely terrible). When I do break out, the pimples are under the skin and extremely painful. My doctor has been trying... READ MORE

Hello everyone! I can't tell you how excited I am to start the medication. I've suffered from acne since the 5th grade so this is long overdue. Both my mother and sister have been on accutane three times (each time the severity of their acne decreases) and it changed their life. I was hoping... READ MORE

Hi, I am 22 years old and I have been battling cystic acne ever since I was 11. It started right after I got the chicken pox. Once the chicken pox cleared, boom I had acne, which than turned into cystic acne. Painful and not fun. Sometimes I would beg my mom to miss a day of school due to it... READ MORE

Gday! Today I saw a dermatologist and she concluded that its time for me to go back on accutane. (first time was in 2011 with great results). I am 23 and basically I am fed up with acne ruining my confidence so i'm more than happy to go back on it. After my previous course I stayed clear until... READ MORE

Today I just took my first dose of Accutane. Im nervous and anxious I have struggled with acne since ive been 12 years old. Nothing has helped. Ive triedeverything. ..I cant wait to see my results. And hopefully in 6 months I will have clear beautiful skin. Im praying I don't have any severe... 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

I finally decided to try Accurane after trying everything else out there! I'm on 40mg once a day. So far so good the only side effects have been dry lips (been packing on Vaseline atleast 10 times a day and they are still perfectly soft) dry itchy skin, my hands are starting to chap so I bought... READ MORE

I have been suffering from acne since middle school. Now I'm 32 and a mother of 3... didn't think I would still have acne at this age. I have been to many well known dermatologist in Dallas. I have tried many different topicals, antibiotics, chemical peels, light therapy, microderm, & skincare... READ MORE

Accutane worked miracles with me. At the beginning of this year my skin was worse than ever, as shown in my "before" pictures. I had the kind of acne that you cannot cover up with makeup, and it was all over my face, chest, and back. Gross. I had been going to a dermatologist for my acne for 3... READ MORE

After all I had read about Accutane, I was pretty scared going into my treatment in early September of 2013. As I took my first little orange pill, I was terrified. I had heard so much about the horrifying side effects of the "miracle drug", and, being a bit of a hypochondriac, I took to the... READ MORE

I had originally taken Accutane when I was 16 years old. It was working, however, I was at a stage in my life where the situations around me were detrimental to my emotional and mental well-being. Accutane is known to cause (or even potentially surface) depression so unfortunately, I was... READ MORE

I plan to keep you all updated on my Journey with Accutane. I went to the Dermatologist yesterday morning and told my doctor about how my acne hadn't gotten any better with the products I had previously been prescribed. She described my acne as mild to moderate but thinks that Accutane will help... READ MORE

Battled acne for almost 10 years. It was bearable until age 24. It has gotten worse around the cheek area. My dermatologist had been trying to get me to go on isotretinoin (accutane) for almost 2 years but I was hesitant. Finally I decided to go for it. I didn't want to ruin my skin any longer.... READ MORE

Background: suffer from mild to semi severe acne and a couple of nodules. I break out on my face back and shoulders. My dermo prescribed me with 40 mgs of absorbica which is the same as Accutane but absorbs better 2 times a day. So far only chapped lips and I'm breaking out more but nothing severe. READ MORE

I have had acne for about 12 years. I have never had clear skin since I was a little kid. For a while, my acne was fairly mild, but last year it started getting worse all of a sudden. My doctor put me on antibiotics, and just as they started to help, I developed an allergy to them. Next I tried... READ MORE

Hello, my names Kat, Im 21 and I moved to Malaysia around 1 year and a half ago. I have always had perfect skin living in Britain but 6 months into moving here suddenly my skin started going crazy. I suffer from an under active thyroid problem and I thought this was the cause, due to hormonal... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne since my teens and have tried everything - numerous types of BC pills/antibiotics/topical treatments. Doctors have been hesitant to prescribe Accutane to me (probably because they see birth control pills as the less risky choice for females). Now, at 30, and after... READ MORE

Finally got my prescription for accutane yesterday. I have been dealing with acne since I was 12. It started out with a clear face but would get one big cyst on my chin at a time gradually it would get worse with two to three on my chin. When I was about 15 it started to spread to my forehead.... READ MORE

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