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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 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 had pretty normal acne when I was a 17, like it was there, I didn't like it, but it wasn't terrible and girls still liked me etc. My mom suggested I take accutane because it will "fix it forever". So I go on it and boom I am oozing out both sides of my chin.. like a constant inflamed scar... READ MORE

I have my first appointment to be prescribed accuntane on Monday. I am excited to get it over and done with and start the course. I am 20 years old and suffer with moderate acne. I do not have big cystic spots, I have loads of pimples and white heads dotted around my whole face. The colouring... READ MORE

I have been dealing with Acne since I hit my double digits. It got really bad when I got in highschool. I had cyst all over my face and neck line. My dermatologist put me on Bacterium or how ever you spell that and that helped tremendously. However the moment I quit taking it, it would reappear.... READ MORE

He gave me a very low dosage of accutane and as a result the acne I had didn't go away. He's also always in a rush, doesn't give his patients the time they need. I hope he reads this review and changes his ways. Whenever I express my concerns, he always downplays it. I don't have a lot of trust... READ MORE

I am 25 years old and have suffered from mild to moderate (in some rare cases severe) acne since I was 19. Since I am always caking on my make up, most people wouldn't even notice. There were still times when my skin was particularly bad, and I would catch other people scanning my bumpy,... READ MORE

I've been darkening the doorway of Doc's office long before gray hair started making an appearance around his temples (which I think helps, he looks so young!) Having been riddled with cystic acne since I was 13 years old, I've been treated by one other derm and Doc A. The fact that I continue... READ MORE

I took a full course of accutane and developed terrible cystic acne while on it for the full 5 months; this was 30 year ago. It left me with terrible scars that nothing can improve. It ruined my face. During perimenopause I started to break out again & Smoothbeam fixed everything. How terrible... READ MORE

I had tried the numerous variations of oral and topical antibiotics with no respose adult acne can be very depressing. So when I heard about roaccutane I was desperate for my GP to refer me to the dermatologist. Best decision I've made 4months and 1 week in skin is amazing but strange darkened... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne since I was 15. It's horrible. I can't wear summer clothes or a bathing suit for fear of exposing it. I feel like I'm always in hiding and I just want to be normal. I see other women with nice skin and it makes me feel hopeless knowing I will never have that. I'm tired... READ MORE

Now I know you have to be on two forms of birth control through the I pledge system because of the birth defects that accutane can cause. My husband and I both agree that I need to get off my birth control (Yaz) it has completely change my whole demeanor and energy, I'm really not myself when... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I am writing this review because I will be starting accutane in about a month. I must say I am scared but hopeful about accutane. I hear soo many bad things and have read all the side effects of this drug. I hope my decision will end well for me. I feel like I am the type of... READ MORE

I was 23 and for almost a decade had been dealing with minor acne issues. I had pimples here and there. Unfortunately for me, Cystic Acne runs in my family. My Grandfather had it, some of my Aunts had it and my Beautiful Mother had it. Guess which of the three lucky children in my biological... READ MORE

Actuate is a game changer. Nothing else worked. This was the second time I used it (once when I was in High School and had the most terrible acne all over my face, back, and chest) and again when I turned 30 and started getting hormonal acne on my face and neck. It was well worth any side... READ MORE

I am barely going to start the Accutane treatment on Thursday. I am feeling kind of scared since I read all of the side effects but Im still going to give it a try. I had clear skin throughout my teen and early 20's year. Once I hit my mid 20's that beautiful clear skin turned into a face full... READ MORE

Since I was about 10 years old, I always had acne, that wasn't too bad but untreatable (I've tried all kinds of prescription creams and antibiotics) so I started Acutane a few months ago. A couple weeks into the treatment, all the side effects started appearing. The first being the most common,... READ MORE

I went to Dr. Crutchfield because I had acne all my life, the deep kind. I tried every thing they offered on TV and drug store nothing worked. Dr. Crutchfield was my final stop if he didn't work I would just live with it. I was prescribed accutane and after 9months on it I was acne free. The... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne all my life. Now nearing my 30s, its frustrating to still have this issue. I came to Dr. Greenberg to try to fix my acne problem. He recommended various treatment plans, and after antibiotics would not work, we decided Accutane was my best option. I had previously done... READ MORE

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