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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4/15/2015 Today is the first day I'm starting the generic brand of Accutane (Zentane). For some unknown reason Accutane is on back order. Meaning they aren't producing enough for the demand or the company is calling it back because of issues with the drug OR it could be a completely different... 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

Im currently taking 40 mg 2xs daily of zenatane. Im on a 5 month course. ......on my 6th week. At around week 4ish, i noticed an itchy, dry scaling rash developing on my wrists & back of hands. Some areas look similar to a ringworm so i started using topical antifungal cream. Is this common?... READ MORE

I'm a 26 yr old African American female and I have suffered with acne most or all of my life. Over the years of trying to get treatment, during the initial consultation, the first location the dermatologist or aesthetician looks is at my face. But unfortunately, its not my face that's the... READ MORE

I had horrible acne all throughout middle school and high school and it continuously got worse. I tried creams and oral medication but nothing worked. I had severe acne on my back and chest and moderate acne on my face and neck. It made me very self conscious and before leaving for college I... READ MORE

I started on Accutane because I had a lot of little bumps that never really turned into spots, all over my face which left my face with terrible bumpy skin. I also had a moderate level of pimples, but i'd say something like average to a teenager ( I am 22 though). My pimples usually arrived... READ MORE

I'm just going to say that accutane should only be used for people that suffer with severe acne. I had mild acne and since my dad recommened it, I decided to go on it and now my acne is no more but my skin is uneven and I have alot of acne scars. Especially under certain lighting. I would not... READ MORE

I had acne from the age of 13 right through to 25 when a kind Dr decided i had suffered enough. I had tried everything, birth control pills, antibiotics, light therapy, diet, etc NOTHING WORKED. I didn't want to live anymore and told my Dr. She put me on roaccutane I only had to use it once as i... READ MORE

I haven't started accutane but ive decided to about a month ago. I have been suffering with acne since I was about 13/14 and it's been an on and off battle with it. Right now I am 17 and a senior in highschool, I'm really embarrassed to go out and do things since I have really bad cysts on my... 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

I'm writing this review to track my own progress and to possibly help someone else make the decision for or against Accutane. I've suffered with acne since my preteen years and it's been pretty bad at different times in my life. I started a taking Ortho Tri-Cyclin Lo on Novemever 1st and my skin... READ MORE

Year 2008 when I had this awful, scary, horrible acne in my face. I thought this was a curse for me! The sad thing too is I am working as a bartender, cashier so many people can see my face like that awful.I tried so many different products but it did not work until I ask my family doctor to... READ MORE

I'm 29 years old and have been going through cystic bad acne on my chin mostly for about 8 years due to hormones and things. My dermatologist suggest I go on acutane and told me she's been on it herself. You read these horror stories online and it freaks me out I know there are some bad side... READ MORE

I went my whole life and had only mild, hormonal acne. All of a sudden at age 35..I start getting really bad acne, mostly on my cheeks. Its been extremely embarrassing and has really taken a toll on my confidence. I'll be starting Accutane after my Dec 4th appt. Anyone around my age got any... READ MORE

My face was perfectly clear up until about 18 when I started taking birth control and since then my face broke out. I had a bunch of little tiny zits all over and tried literally everything and finally my dermatologist suggested accutane. I was so hesitant because I've only heard bad things. I... READ MORE

I'm 32 years old woman. I've been suffering from bad cystic acne since a long time at least 10years due to hormone imbalance. Been so nervous to take accutane. I've tried everything but nothing worked. I'm giving accutane a go this is my last desperate solution. Fingers cross it will work.... READ MORE

I was very reluctant to try Accutane due to all of the horror stories of side effects and problems caused by this medication. For a couple of years prior to Accutane, I was on different pills & topical creams and none of them worked. I tried everything you can think of, including proactive! I... READ MORE

Today I bit the bullet and decided to see a dermatologist that I was referred to by my local GP. Despite the side affects of Accutane, I took the next step! I am 22 and have had acne for ever since I can remember. After each birth of my two children, my skin would get worse each time. So to... READ MORE

It saved my life, even though it does make your skin worse before it gets better, it is so worth it in the end. I'm so thankful that there is something out there like roaccatane, I can't thank it enough. my life is so much better, I'm happy now :) I know how heartbreaking it is and now there is... READ MORE

I am a 32yo female who has always had a issue with mild acne. I was on birth control pills for over 12 years. 2 years ago I went off and had a iud put in. Ever since then my acne has gone crazy. The dermatologist has put me on doxy, several different topicals and even a high blood pressure med... READ MORE

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