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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 15. I started getting acne in 5th grade and it got more and more severe. I became afraid of getting scarring and my acne was getting very bad. All i can say about this product is that it never effected me negatively besides drying me out, but it worked wonderfully. i was soooo afraid of... READ MORE

I struggled with severe acne for about 3 years. Itried everything under the sun, until I finally gave in and started the Accutane treatment. My ONLY regret is not starting this treatment sooner! I was treated for roughly 5-6 months. I did not see results right away, infact, my skin got... READ MORE

I had cystic acne all over my back and face that never went away. Ever since I was 13 I had it. I tried EVERYTHING, Tetracycline, Doxicyline, Benzacaine cream, and tons of other stuff. Nothing ever worked. So I did this as a last resort, my own dermatologist said he wouldn't prescribe it to... READ MORE

I never had much of an acne problem. But after several sessions of laser hair on my face I started to get lots of papular-pustular acne. I tried all the different topicals and antibiotics for acne. It also started on areas outside my face so maybe it was just my age (mid... READ MORE

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

I have been on accutane two times. Once as a sophomore in high school and once as a sophomore in college. I am now out of college and I am so grateful for this drug. I had awful acne the cystic deep scaring type through high school and the first round brought it back down to a small occasional... 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

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