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 ›

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So I struggled with moderate cystic acne from age 13 to age 38 (always bad enough for antibiotics and retin-a but never quite bad enough for accutane). I know there is a genetic component to my acne since my mom had severe acne, my grandpa had acne and oily skin until he died at 76, and my... READ MORE

I've never had a problem with acne until I discontinued the birth control pill in hopes of starting a family. I started to develop some hormonal acne shortly thereafter. I quit smoking a few months later and OMG!!! My back developed 100,000's of pimples, no joke. It was localized to my back and... READ MORE

I was reluctant to try accutane for a few years due to the side effects but my acne has got so severe that it has been affecting my life for some time now; I feel terrible in my own skin, I feel as though I am always hiding my face and hoping that people will not look at me. I do not see my... READ MORE

So I took accutane for the first time about 2 years ago on my own (got it out of the states) and I had amazing results. Unfortunately they didn't last for too long because I didn't take a high enough dosage, so now I'm on round 2! So far it really sucks but I'm trying to be strong. I'm currently... READ MORE

I have struggled with Acne for 5 years now. Nothing has been working for me. I have tried everything from systemic antibiotics to topical ointments, etc. I've tried getting treated by estheticians, facials, microdermabraision, chemical peels, diet changes, etc. I saw my dermatologist today, I... 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

So after numerous visits to the derm (and countless antibiotics and topical to go along with it) I switched derms and was immediately put on accutane. She diagnosed me with comedonal acne that doesn't respond to anything else. I had a partial hysterectomy years ago so I was able to start... 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 had extremely clear skin until going off to college and then the cystic acne started- anywhere from 1-10 around my chin area at any given time. My self esteem plummeted, didn't want to go to class, avoided people and functions, grades suffered. It was a complete 180 degree downward turn since... 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

Just recently started my accutane dose! I'm an 18 year old female and I've been fighting with some pretty bad acne since middle school! I've only been on accutane for a full week 40mg a day but the dryness is real!! I've noticed a few more breakouts than I normally get but I suppose that's... READ MORE

I've struggled with acne for a while. By a while I mean almost ten years. I'm sure many of you reading this are on a similar journey. When I was about 15 I developed severe cystic acne, the kind that makeup does not hide. I was on numerous different types of medications: topicals, antibiotics,... 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

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

Hi Everyone, My name is Charlie, I'm 28 years old and have been struggling with acne since I was 14. At 18 I was put on the contraceptive pill which cleared up my skin beautifully, I was so over the moon, then around 11 months later I had a massive migraine and the doctor said I could no... READ MORE

Acne......has ruined most of my adolescent life and much of my teens and adult life as well. I have had acne as long as I can remember.....grade 5 being as far back as I can recall. I was taunted and teased because of it, sometimes even followed home from school and beat up. Now it's me who... READ MORE

I have had acne since I was a teenager. I am now 31 and still continue to suffer from acne, but mainly I am irritated with the oil and the old scars. I do my makeup in the morning around 7 and by 12 all of the makeup has slid off my face due to excessive oil production, I am blotting the oil... READ MORE

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

Ive been suffering from acne ever since I was 11, but around 2 years ago it worsened to a point in which I wouldn't even consider leaving the house without layers of foundation. Taking Accutane was my last option, since i was hesitant about the side effects and how it could affect my body but I... 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

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