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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Epuris (Accutane) Journal - Adult Acne - Canada

Just starting Day 1. I'm a 31 year old female who has struggled with acne my whole life. Started wearing makeup in grade 5, birth control in grade 7, been on so many antibiotics I developed an allergy/sensitivity to them. Tried every topical treatment in the drug store, bleached clothes,... READ MORE

26 and Fed Up with Acne! - Tallahassee, FL

I have struggled with acne since I was in middle school and I am now 26. I would say I am pretty confident but only as confident as one can be with horrid acne. I had gotten use to it and was ok until I met a group of ppl in person I knew on Facebook and they called me a catfish.. It hurt to my... 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

35 Year Old Nursing Student with Mild to Moderate Acne, Moving Forward with Isotretinoin (Accutane) - Vancouver, WA

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

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

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

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

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

Day 1 of Zenatane.

I've had bacne since puberty. I've tried other treatments for my face when it got really bad but have had mixed results. Whenever I take a steroid like prednisone I would notice my acne clear up all across my body but it would come back as soon as I stop the course. I hope to see less break... READ MORE

Accurate is So Worth It - Wish I Didn't Wait So Long

I did my first round of accutane just this past year. I did roughly 10 months and am so so happy. My skin is pimple free! I'll attach some photos because this site helped me so much when I was trying to decide whether or not to go on it. There were so many warnings and bad reviews so I was... 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

Hispanic 28yrs Old Female Hormonal Acne - Philadelphia, PA

I want to post my Accutane experience for others as I know it can help others compare and contrast. I am five days into my Isotretinoin treatment, of what I was told will be 6-7 months long. I am not certain this is where I write and update my story but anyway here it goes. I like so many... 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

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

Roaccutane is Worth It! - Mosgiel, NZ

I have only just started my Roaccutane journey. Having suffered with severe acne on my jaw line and chin and lower cheeks, I also get cysts that are unbearable, this has been going on for 3 years now, I was so depressed about my skin and had tried every single thing on the market to help fix it,... 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

Make Me Smile. Valdosta, GA

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

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

33 Years Old, 2 Kids, Frustrated and a Tarnished Self Esteem

I have had acne for a few years, mild in nature, then suddenly in 2015 it got severe. Doctors said I had cystic/nodular acne. I tried most if not all the different OTC remedies, and had prescription antibiotics but my face just got worst. My forehead, upper lips and cheeks were a mess. I asked... READ MORE

31 Yr Old Mild but Persistent Acne - Naperville, IL

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

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