Accutane

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Accutane is a prescription oral medication used to treat severe acne. The drug is a form of vitamin A, which reduces the amount of oil released by the skin. While Accutane has delivered amazing results for some, it's also been linked to an increased risk of depression and may 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 thought it would be a good idea to keep a journal of events that occur while taking this drug. I keep googling if what I experience is the same as others, so maybe this will help others. Day 1 - no side effects - started applying sunscreen and aquaphor on lips for preventative measures; also... READ MORE

I've never had major issues with acne growing up but I would get a few pimples here and there. About 2 years ago I decided to stop taking birth control and my acne decided it wanted to show up and show out! Along with stopping birth control and using the wrong make-up, my face was HORRIBLE! I... 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

Hi everyone I've decided to start my own review, hoping to help others out there as others' reviews have inspired me. I'm a 21 year old African girl, I'm a student and have been struggling with acne since high school. It's recurring acne and I'm just at the point where I wanna enjoy beautiful... 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 finally decided to talk to my dermatologist about Accutane largely because of reading all of the awesome reviews on here! I just turned 31 years old, and have suffered from mild/moderate bouts of acne in the past 3-4 years. Nothing major or cystic, but still- persistent. My skin was clear... READ MORE

I'm making this profile to document my progress and to provide a realistic representation of the treatment itself with information about side effects and cost included. I've suffered with bad skin most of my life but it the last five years my acne has become cystic and I've watched my skin scar... READ MORE

Hi guys, I've been suffering from acne for approx. 10 years. I was put on Epiduo in 2009 to no avail - to be honest I wasn't happy with my treatment - maybe it was my attitude at the time as I believe diet is a factor. I started the Acne.org regime a few years ago but until now I came to... READ MORE

I did Accutane in high school, didn't have bad acne. I did it because I didn't want to ever have to deal with it! When I was 19-20, I had a HORRIBLE reaction to a contraceptive pill and broke out with painful cystic acne. My breakouts have gotten a lot better. I was prescribed Doxycycline, then... READ MORE

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

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

I have suffered from Acne since the age of 12 and progressively got worse at the age of 19 with cystic acne. I am now 25 years old and I have tried about everything from the dermatologist, over-the-counter, and what you find on television. So I decided to finally my last resort is to go on... READ MORE

I will post some pics of the day I started... I am taking claravis 30 mg. My acne isn't terrible, but I would like to clear up around especially my mouth and chin area. Most of the marks I have are from previous acne. I started on 7/14/2016. I noticed like the day after taking the medicine... 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 went on 40 mgs of accutane for six months for the first time around the age of 21-22. At the time both my sister and brother had used accutane and since I struggled with acne since the age of 12 and tried antibiotics, birth controls, and every topical knownto man, I thought it was my turn. My... READ MORE

I'm a 28 year old female whom has had mild to moderate acne since age 12. I've tried a vast array of options to combat my skin. I have spent many years trying the natural approach, such as elimination diets, herbs, vitamins, supplements, teas, exercise, lifestyle changes, etc. with little to no... READ MORE

Dr.Cole has been the only doctor to take my acne seriously . He has treated it for about a year and now feels accutan could get rid of it. He says that if other medications don't work that accutane normally will. I go on 2/8/16 pretty excited! I hope to see a difference I have had acne for the... READ MORE

I never had acne as a teenager; however, at 20 yrs old I started getting really bad acne. I was having really bad breakouts. I never went to the dermatologist because I thought I couldn't afford it. At a while I decided to set an appointment and go with it. My first month dose my acne got worse,... READ MORE

Started accutane 3 days ago. Had really bad acne since my freshman year of high school (mostly the cystic, not so many blackheads and a few whiteheads here and there) and have been using all kinds of scrubs and herbal remedies (like essential oils), to no avail. Talked to my doctor about... 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

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