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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 used creams, other RX's, so many washes, and I still had acne. I went on Accutane (for the first time). It worked; I stayed out of tanning beds (I was a teen), I took it in the winter and it helped me. Yes, my acne and pimples went away came back about a year and a half later and I had to go... READ MORE

I'm a 15 year old girl and have had moderate acne for about 4 years. I've tried every way possible to clear my face, from topical medications like epiduo and differin, to oral medications like minocycline. I have had a really hard time and my confidence has plummeted while my frustration has... READ MORE

Around the time I was 15 I developed mild acne. At the time I tried a lot of things from over the counter products, oral medication, topical creams, you name it. When I turned 18 my acne was gone and I was happier then ever. Not till I turned 20 that I developed cystic acne that drove me... READ MORE

My acne condition started on 2013. till then my skin was clear. at the start of yr 2013 it starts from my forehead with tiny pimples and then spreaders all over my face. I have tried loads of creams tablets over past 1 1/2 yrs for acne.but results lasts only for short period. now I'm taking... READ MORE

I had suffered with mild to moderate acne from the age of 15. Greasy skin, blocked pores,red lumps, spots. Mostly on my face but, more disturbingly on my chest and my shoulders! I was given the usual solutions ie zinc, then oxytetracycline which didn't help at all. Due to low mood I didn't want... READ MORE

I have been on accutane twice and these are two things you Need to Know. First of all whatever you do start at a low dosage. I have had acne since i was a teen w/ out any scars. Then i did my first bit of accutane (starting with 20mg, 140 pounds) no scars. But on my second course 2yr's later i... READ MORE

I've tried everything for my Acne, the only time it got better was when I stopped eating dairy, gluten, and any fatty foods, I did that for a half a year and then stopped because I love cheese too much! I finally decided to try Accutane and my doctor is prescribing 60mg per day for 30 day... READ MORE

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

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