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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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'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

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 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

4/15/2015 Today is the first day I'm starting the generic brand of Accutane (Zentane). For some unknown reason Accutane is on back order. Meaning they aren't producing enough for the demand or the company is calling it back because of issues with the drug OR it could be a completely different... READ MORE

I didn't know that turning 40 will make my body go through these really crazy changes. To add to these changes are these darn pesky zits!!! So I noticed that my zits were starting to pop here and there in July 2015 then in August is when it started to be a lot more. Had my 40th birthday in... 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

Hello! My name is Jesika and I will begin Accutane next month (March 2016). I just started the protocol to prepare ( taking birth control pills). It's a ton of information to take in all at once thats for sure! That book they gave me to read is the real deal man. haha. I'm 31 and didn't have... 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

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

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

I have been struggling with acne for at least 7 years now. It has increasingly gotten worse. I have tried everything from OTC face washes and treatments, to antibiotics and topical treatments that were prescribed with no relief. I went to see my dermatologist today and he approved me for... 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

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

For years I have suffered with acne. There isn't one time that I can think of that my face has been completely clear since I have graduated high school. I have been miserable and my self confidence is horrible. I am really big into fitness and have improved myself so much but still because of my... READ MORE

So Happy I'm On The Road To Beautiful Acne Free Skin. I've Been Battling Acne Since I Was In Grade School And I'm 29 Now. Anxious To See Me Without Bumps And Blackheads I Seriously Cannot Wait Having To Deal With Being Self Conscience Wearing Makeup And Having Oily Skin Is Not What's Up So I'm... READ MORE

I am still currently taking accutane. I am half way through my third month and I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin. I am still experiencing breakouts but only a pimple or two at a time and they go away fairly quickly. My dermatologist assured me it is normal to still be... READ MORE

I've started my oratane 20mg as my 3rd advice by the dermatologist. 1st advice was antibiotics for oral intake and topical antibiotics and corticosteroids creams that doesn't work for me for almost 2 months. 2nd advice was micro peeling for 4 sessions which is expensive and hasn't tried yet... READ MORE

I've had acne since I was 12 when I started my period. I've tried doxicycline, menocycline, sulfamethoxazole, and countless topical treatments from my dermatologist and over the counter. The best results I had were with the sulfamethoxazole, almost a year of fairly clear skin, but I developed a... 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 379 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more