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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 would highly recommend this acne treatment. I had tried everything, every type of topical cream and antibiotic possible. I chose to take Accutane because I had extremely bad acne. Acne had taken over my life where I felt bad about going out in public and definitely did not ever want to have a... READ MORE

When I was about 17, I was fed up. I had tried everything for my acne. My zits were beginning to get their own zits! I had tried everything over the counter and some of it seemed to make my skin get worse! Sea Breeze, Oxy Pads, Clearasil, ProActive...None of it worked. So, I went to the... READ MORE

This is one of the best medications you can take, i had severe acne , though just reading about this medicine made me tremble as i thought im gonna have these side effects i read,now i have a normal skin instead of the oily i had,i had dry skin&lips but side effects went away after stopping accutane READ MORE

So I didn't start to have really bad acne until I was in college. It was horrible and a big hit to self confidence, always wondering if someone is looking at your face and talking about your bad skin. I've had plenty of snarky comments from people. Like you're a pretty girl but you should really... READ MORE

Just a little backstory first I've had pimples since I was 12 didn't turn into full blown acne until about 18. I went to several derms tried all kinds of antibiotics, topicals, chemical peels, blue light therapy, microdermabrasion, skin care lines the list goes on and on I've tried it all!... READ MORE

I was 16 when I began taking accutane. My skin was a huge insecurity and it got to a point where I was sick of letting my acne get in the way of how I look at myself. My skin was combination to oily and my acne ranged anywhere to my face, chest, back and sometimes even my legs. I took accutane... READ MORE

Skip to the end if you want just the treatment outcomes, because I'm a long-winded writer and have some history here first! ;-) Both my parents had very active cystic acne well into their 40s. My parents divorced when I was an infant, but I remember my father STILL being so desperate that he... READ MORE

I did two cycles of Accutane not back to back. As far as the first cycle lips were dry ALL the time, felt like doing nothing, skin was dry, cleared up my face amazingly not my back. Any minor pimples or acne was gone everywhere. However I have cystic acne so that stayed. 2nd cycle same thing.... READ MORE

I'm starting on my second month of Claravis, a generic of Accutane, at 40mg twice per day (80mg). During my first month, my dermatologist started me off at 40mg once per day to help my body get used to the side effects and gradually build up to a higher dosage. For the first few weeks, I... READ MORE

Hi there. I am a 21 year old young woman who is considering Accutane. I've read about many of the awful side effects which make me very hesitant to commit to the medicine. I would consider my acne to be moderate. I get bumps under my skin on my cheeks/forehead and lots of blackheads around my... READ MORE

I was on accutane for 6 months the first tree months were good but, after the 6 month the acne came back worse then before,and i didn't like the negative side effects dry lip,skin etc. etc.... So a fried of mine turned me on to this natural product called "Acne" by Smarthealth Naturopathics I... READ MORE

I have been on accutane for almost 3 months now and am seeing truly amazing results. My only side effects are dry lips and face, and a dry throat. It immediately started clearing my forehead as soon as 2 weeks after I started using it. Now my whole forehead is clear and I'm waiting for my cheeks... READ MORE

Hi all, Iam so excited coz iam finally entering the isotretinoin bandwagon,after having fought a losing battle for twenty years,against acne. A brief intro abt myself.35 year old,weighing 62kgs,indian,light skinned,Pcod and persistant moderate acne with super oily skin.Tried everything except... READ MORE

It's been years. I took accutane at 26 (1996) under strict supervision (liver test every 2 weeks). It was rough for a while, broke out for months on end, but by end of 6 months I was cured. It cost $400/month back then just for the drug itself. It's been 20 years and I've never had cycstic acne... READ MORE

I am on week 10 of my 20 week course of Claravis. I was on 40mg the first two weeks and I have been on 70mg since week 3. I began experiencing dryness on my face within the first couple of days, however I did not experience dry lips until about a month into the course. By that time I started to... READ MORE

I was scared going into treatment, since I did not have really severe acne just persistent. I read all of the side affects and decided to go for it anyway. Accutane is, by far, the best thing that I could have ever done for my skin. Not only did it clear my acne within 4 months, it smoothed my... READ MORE

I have had acne since the age of 11, mostly on forehead, around mouth and sides of face, with occasional break outs on chest and back. I have tried most antibiotics and topical creams with no success. 3 years ago I started taking the pill (dianet) which has helped slightly with reducing the... READ MORE

I've been on Accutane (technically Claravis since Accutane was recalled years ago) for almost three months. 40mg, One time a day. My only side effects are joint point (mainly my hips and heals) and mildly chapped lips. No nosebleeds, no dry eyes or skin, not rashes. In my opinion, everything is... READ MORE

I've had terrible skin since junior high. Birth control pills kept it under control most of my life but after having my third son I had a tubal and didn't need the pills anymore. I felt like I was back in junior high. After being on accutane for 5 months it cleared up about 95%. I wouldn't have... READ MORE

First off, I'd like to say that acne has never been a stranger in my life. I've suffered with it since I was 13 and I'm 23 now; therefore, it's been 10 very long years. My acne pretty much cleared up during my last year of high school and for all four years while I was at college. After I was... READ MORE

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