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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Generally this medication did a good job on me. I've taken it 6 months (40 mg a day) and in month 5 it completely cleared my moderate to servere acne. When I went off it, about 2 weeks later I started getting many tiny little whiteheads all over my face. (Usually up to 3 WH a day). A month later... READ MORE

I have tried every medication on the market, this is my last option. I’m also eager to get rid of oily skin. I have taken two weeks of accutane and my lips have begun to dry since about the 4th day. My skin is still really oily and rough pus segments are pushing from my skin, i believe... READ MORE

I was almost 30 and still had an acne problems.It was an absolute disaster.My face was completely covered with cysts.It didint start working until i was done with the treatmeant. I didnt had any hopes that it will work anymore and after about a week after i was off the acutane my skin started... READ MORE

Be ready for some wicked side effects. This stuff is very powerful and does a number to your body. I recommend taking it seriously and being cautious with your body while taking it. Muscles and joints are very weak and I threw my back out several times (and i don't have back problems).... READ MORE

Since Accutane is banned in the US, I was prescribed its generic Claravis, half dose, of 20mg. My derm suggested half dose since my acne was mild but persistent. (I've had breakouts for 15 years and finally decided to do something about it when it got worse in my 30's, I wish I hadnt waited). I... READ MORE

Hello, So this is my first post about my Accutane/Roaccutane journey. I'm a 22-year-old female from the UK and I thought I would share my journey. I have to admit I'm nervous yet excited. It's been a long time coming and I cannot wait to begin and hopefully see results. I've suffered from... READ MORE

Hello everyone! Long story short, I am a 25-year-old male that has suffered from mild to moderate Acne, possible severe at times. Like most of you, just plain old sick of pimples, redness and lack of confidence. Story - I have been on Accutane since August 1st, 2014 until now (November 12th,... READ MORE

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

I've had acne since I was a teenager, I'm now 37 years old. I've tried every medication out there. Minocyline worked great for about 5 years but as with any antibiotic I grew resistant and the side effects caught up to me. So there I was breaking out again with giant cyst like acne all over my... READ MORE

I just started taking Absorica, 30 mg per day, yesterday and I am hoping for the best outcome possible! My doctor recommend this treatment for me because the past topical creams, antibiotics, and steroids have not worked for my stubborn oily skin. Today marks the end of day two and so far I have... READ MORE

I went to the dermatologist because I had a patch of 4 zits on my cheek that wouldn't go away over the course of a month. Instead of trying topical treatments first, they immediately put me on Accutane "to avoid scarring." It ruined my life. I broke out where I never had before, my lips... READ MORE

I had Roacutane on my mind for years as several of my friends used it and I was so jealous of the results. I also knew about all the potential side effects so I always had question marks. I am 26 years old and had mild to moderate acne since the age of 16. Prior Roacutane I have tried everything... READ MORE

Started on Accutane because of extremely oily skin, and some very large and painful cystic acne due to hormonal changes. I stopped 2 weeks later. Couldn't handle the side effects. Now 2 months later my skin is still dry (I moisturies twice a day with Effaclar H), but what bothers me is that my... READ MORE

I had very oily skin with those deep hard painful cysts that would last for months, mostly around my mouth and chin but I would get them everywhere. I had them for years (from 14 to 23). I didn't want to go out and I often missed work. I had tried clindoxyl, antibiotics, doxycycline, and... READ MORE

Hello im a 20 years old guy ...i had acne since i was 16.....it was mainly pimples in my face....and black heads on my nose witch turn in to pimples....i have been to the dermo years a go and he gived me an antibiotic and lotion ....witch helped making my acne less severe but they kept coming .... READ MORE

I am a 25 year old female suffering from acne. I have tried a number of products to control my skin with no luck. Recently I asked my dermatologist about accutane and she agreed. I just got my prescription. Today is day 4 since I have been taken Zenatane 40mg. I will update you on my progress... READ MORE

I have had problems with acne since my middle school and it was getting worst until 2 years ago ( I am 22 years old now). Because I have been living in Sydney, I had the chance to use 'proactive' for a year (it's a big no, not a long term acne solution). I decided to stop after 1 year and my... READ MORE

I went to the doctor to get my monthly prescription for accutane on yesterday. He prescribed me a lip ointment bc my lips are severely dry in conjunction with using carmex . I haven't had any breakouts since I have been on accutane. I was on a 10% fading cream for the dark spots, but he has... READ MORE

So I'm about to start I'm quite scared because of some of the things I've read but I can't live like this anymore I'm sick of acne it has truly ruined my life and made me miss out on a lot of opportunities but that's all about to stop I'm so exited for the end result no need to hide my skin I... READ MORE

I suffered from acne since I was 12. I remember starting to get pimples and my mom just bought me some Oxy Pads from the drug store and they worked for junior high. Then in high school they stopped working and I switched to the Clinique 3 step acne products, which were very effective. However,... READ MORE

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