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. The manufacturer no longer produces Accutane, though generic versions of the drug still exist. Outside the U.S. it is marketed as Roaccutane.

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My Accutane Story - Garland, TX

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

25 Year Old Male - Mild-Moderate Persistent Acne - Melbourne, AU

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

Accutane Journey. Edmonton, AB

I've had severe acne on and off since I was 12. Antibiotics cleared it but after a year it came back, and I did that twice and then it stopped working all together. I've tried everything, antibiotics, topicals, holistic healing, you name it I've tried it. At 22 years old I'd figured it be gone... READ MORE

24 YO Female -acne 10 Years +

I've been suffering from acne for a while. Boy has it taken a tole on my self esteem. I'm always constantly covering up pimples with makeup.my makeup does cover it to a certain extent but I can't be living behind a shield of makeup anymore. Tried every other option out there and nothing seemed... READ MORE

Accutane

I've been on accutane for 9 days now, and feel that documenting my progress will be helpful. So far the only noticeable side effect is dry lips, but this is rarely an issue because I apply lip balm through out the day. The skin on my face has not gotten dry at all yet. I also feel minor joint... READ MORE

Have Tried Every Acne Med on Earth - Germantown, TN

So I started taking Accutane about a week ago.... so far the worst side effect is the itchy dry face!! Somebody please tell me what moisturizer I can use to give me a cool soothing feeling on my skin... I will post pics as I go along, week by week.:: I'm supposed to take it for 6 months!! The... READ MORE

Very Bad Chest Acne from Steroids - Doha, QA

Hello everyone am 33 years old please help guys i have a really bad chest Acne from Steroids and ia tried lots of medicines it got cleared but boom now it's really very bad and got worse and very very painful and am taking 20 mg daily curacne with fucidin cream will isotretinoin help me in... READ MORE

35 Yo Female - Accutane Journey - Florida

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

24 Year Old, Starting Claravis, 30mg/day

Hi guys! So I've loved reading everyones accutane reviews while I prepared to start my treatment, and thought I'd contribute. A little bit about my history with acne: I've had moderate to severe acne since 7th or 8th grade, but I believe it was at its absolute worst in the past few years. I've... READ MORE

26 Year Old Suffering from Chronic Acne for Half of my Life - Roseville, CA

Let me just start by saying that my skin has always been flawed for as long as I can remember. I've been going to a dermatologist off and on since I was 12 years old and have tried anything & everything (including accutane) before. I always had pretty decent skin on my face. I only shortly... READ MORE

My Accutane Journey. Corpus Christi, TX

I have had acne since I was 9 years old. It started on my forehead and by the time I was a teen it progressed to acne rosacea. When I was 22 I finally could afford to go to a dermatologist and she put me on Solodyn which was great for about a year, but my acne came back with a vengeance. I was... READ MORE

Accutane Journey!

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

28 Year Old Female Suffering from Acne Since Age 12 - Fresno, CA

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

28 Yr Old Beginning Accutane - New York

I took these to give myself enough before pictures to compare the progress I make once I start Accutane. There is a mandatory 1 month waiting period which is almost done. I am truly hoping the Accutane will be able to correct all the bumps which are itchy, inflamed and burning. I got a glycolic... READ MORE

44 Yr Old Female, Lifelong Skin Struggles - Scottsdale, AZ

Hello! I want to say Thank You to all of the users here who have shared their stories! You have encouraged, inspired and guided me, so I am sharing my experience to give back to others who are also struggling with their skin and are considering accutane. I have had acne and skin problems since... READ MORE

28 Year Old Male Father of Two Kids Suffering from Black Heads White Heads and Cyst - Boynton Beach, FL

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

Tired of Hiding Behind Make-up! 60mg a day - Dallas, TX

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

Is This Normal - South Africa

Im on my 6th day of accutane 20mg, my face is sore, all the pimples are mostly sitting on the skin surface and filled with pus. Anything I can do? When I wake up the pimples are all white. It so disgusting. Is this normal? It is frustrating. Im only dry on my face. It not oily anymore but the... READ MORE

My Skin It's Fine Until One Day.......

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

Mom in Her 40's Starting Accutane.

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

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