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 ›

  • Average Price: $425

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Today is my first day on Accutane and I thought I would share my journey since many of the stories I've read have helped me so much in making the decision to get on Accutane. I'm 31 years old and have struggled with acne my whole life, even before I reached puberty. I've always had sensitive... READ MORE

So I wanted to go ahead and start my blog with this drug. I am sincerely hoping I can help someone else out by sharing my experience with it and would also like to hear some experiences from other people who are willing to share/comment. So here it goes... I am a 26 year-old Aesthetician who has... READ MORE

I've struggled with acne ever since the beginning of time! But really it's the worst thing ever! Which I'm sure if you are reading this you know exactly what I'm talking about and Makeup only goes so far! ???? I've tried pretty much everything, when I was 16 I went to the derm to try and fix it... READ MORE

I have tried literally everything for my acne. It comes and goes and I am tired of it coming. I want it gone! So this is my last effort and by what I'm seeing on the site, I am so excited! I got good Chapstick and face cream by burts bees and I'm ready to be dry! Lol I got burts bees... READ MORE

After i was suffering with the acne on my face, for quit long time, i decided to go check in the doctor, so after trying all types of cream med, allergic med, fungus med, pimple med, i mean mane it and i try it but nothing, it go first few days than come back, i the doctor told me to use... READ MORE

I'm a 42 year old mom who developed what I have learned to be hormonal acne. I never had a problem with acne growing up. However, around age 35, I started getting acne. Once I figured out that it wasn't going away, I thought I must be allergic to something. I tried changing skin care products,... READ MORE

These photos had me at one of my lowest points of my life and I'm currently almost four months in and already have seen drastic changes even with still being on treatment. I was highly skeptical at first because of some side effects I originally experienced (very dry lips and dry skin, and not... READ MORE

Starting law school has been one of my most rewarding decisions, but with the stress of balancing school and work came some of the worst acne I've ever experienced. Far worse than anything I experienced during puberty. I hope this medication is the answer. I'm currently one month into treatment,... READ MORE

I am so nervous but at the same time excited to start this journey, today is my first day taking accutane Claravis,ive suffered with acne 10 years now it made me feel very insecure and have low self esteem im just wondering how soon will i be able to see results and how fast does it work, i am... READ MORE

I was seen by my dermatologist at the end of March and he prescribed accutane for my acne. However, being a female, I was required to have to negative pregnancy tests before I could start, which set me back about a month-extremely frustrating! But I understand why it had to be done. Anyway, I... READ MORE

Today marks my first day taking Myorisan (Accutane). I haven't seen my skin in years and I'm ready to see how I look without the makeup or acne... I suffered for years from body acne especially in my face, chest, back and arms. This has affected my self esteem tremendously. Im so exited to... READ MORE

I am 42 years old. I have super oily skin and I have been battling acne since I was a teenager. I'm tired of it! I also have visible oil glands so I hope this medication will help with that as well. I also hope that my shiny face will stop being so shiny. I look like I splash my face with... READ MORE

I have never had acne until graduating from high school. I never use beauty products until two years ago , I became interested in the one beauty product that is introduced by one of my friends . since september 2015 , I began to breakouts , I've tried a few alternatives , go to a dermatologist... READ MORE

I always had clear skin until about 33 my skin starting flaring up. Nothing a little benzaclin could not fix! NOT! My face exploded! I must have been in denial because I waited & suffer too long before going to the doc. I guess I thought it would just go away. Instead it just kept coming... READ MORE

I've always had minor acne and breakouts since about 6th grade but over the counter benzoil peroxide topical face washes have always kept it under control. Then, in the September of 2015 (my sophomore year of college) I tried a new product (Seacret) that a friend recommended to me. I used it for... READ MORE

My motivation is my family and I hope to get through this and have clear skin, this year has been the worst in my life and it all came so fast lots of cyst and skin colored bumps and black heads. I'm praying that accutane works. I've been on accutane for 40 days 40 mg a day don't feel like it's... READ MORE

Hello everyone! So with help through these reviews and my own personal struggles with cystic acne, I have decided to start Accutane. I had my first appointment yesterday (!) and am going to start in 1 month! I am going to really try to be dedicated to posting updates so everyone can see what I'm... READ MORE

I have been reading nonstop reviews for the past couple months about isotretinoin (Accutane), so I wanted to give back so that someone similar to me might benefit from my posts. I am a 35 year old female who has a long history with zits. In middle school and high school I used Retin-A 0.25%, and... READ MORE

So I was on accutane for 6 months, my face was really bad when I started in October, I got some really big pimples in the beginning and saw some acne all the way through month 5, the last month it basically all cleared up. Worst side effects was the dryness, my lips were so chapped and my arms... READ MORE

I'd like to share my journey with you as I was reading a lot of reviews and it did help me to make a decision. About me: great skin until a ugly break with then boyfriend at age 22. Never had a pimple on my face, NEVER. Then suddenly after a lot of stress and not so healthy lifestyle I got my... READ MORE

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How much does Accutane cost?

The typical cost for Accutane ranges from $30-$1,200 with an average cost of $425. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 384 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more