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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30 Years Old and Finally on Accutane! - Baltimore, MD

I'm writing this review to track my own progress and to possibly help someone else make the decision for or against Accutane. I've suffered with acne since my preteen years and it's been pretty bad at different times in my life. I started a taking Ortho Tri-Cyclin Lo on Novemever 1st and my skin... READ MORE

Accutane Was a Miracle for Me!!!!! - Ontario, CA

Year 2008 when I had this awful, scary, horrible acne in my face. I thought this was a curse for me! The sad thing too is I am working as a bartender, cashier so many people can see my face like that awful.I tried so many different products but it did not work until I ask my family doctor to... READ MORE

36 Yrs Old..starting Accutane Soon - Richmond, KY

I went my whole life and had only mild, hormonal acne. All of a sudden at age 35..I start getting really bad acne, mostly on my cheeks. Its been extremely embarrassing and has really taken a toll on my confidence. I'll be starting Accutane after my Dec 4th appt. Anyone around my age got any... READ MORE

20 Years Old - Utah, UT

My face was perfectly clear up until about 18 when I started taking birth control and since then my face broke out. I had a bunch of little tiny zits all over and tried literally everything and finally my dermatologist suggested accutane. I was so hesitant because I've only heard bad things. I... READ MORE

32 Years Old Just Started Accutane. Sydney, AU

I'm 32 years old woman. I've been suffering from bad cystic acne since a long time at least 10years due to hormone imbalance. Been so nervous to take accutane. I've tried everything but nothing worked. I'm giving accutane a go this is my last desperate solution. Fingers cross it will work.... READ MORE

My Accutane Story - Monterey, CA

I was very reluctant to try Accutane due to all of the horror stories of side effects and problems caused by this medication. For a couple of years prior to Accutane, I was on different pills & topical creams and none of them worked. I tried everything you can think of, including proactive! I... READ MORE

Accutane Journey - Brisbane, AU

Today I bit the bullet and decided to see a dermatologist that I was referred to by my local GP. Despite the side affects of Accutane, I took the next step! I am 22 and have had acne for ever since I can remember. After each birth of my two children, my skin would get worse each time. So to... READ MORE

23 Year Old. - Wagga Wagga, AU

It saved my life, even though it does make your skin worse before it gets better, it is so worth it in the end. I'm so thankful that there is something out there like roaccatane, I can't thank it enough. my life is so much better, I'm happy now :) I know how heartbreaking it is and now there is... READ MORE

32 Year Old Going on Accutane -New Hartford, NY

I am a 32yo female who has always had a issue with mild acne. I was on birth control pills for over 12 years. 2 years ago I went off and had a iud put in. Ever since then my acne has gone crazy. The dermatologist has put me on doxy, several different topicals and even a high blood pressure med... READ MORE

38 Hormonal Acne - Charlotte, NC

Well I lost my first post so I'll be short and sweet. Week 1 , 80 mg starting dose Side effects - minor small bumps on neck and around edge of face. Currently no active cysts , last active was going away before I started and is almost gone. Past experience includes pros with history of hair... READ MORE

Finally Bit the Accutane Bullet - New York, NY

After hemming and hawing for the better part of 6 months, I finally got my prescription for Amnesteem today. My skin was not great through high school, I tried everything-- antibiotics worked for me every time. I made it through college all the way to age 25 with breakouts but nothing major.... READ MORE

Bought the Accutane That my Doctor Prescribed Me but I Haven't Stated Drinking.. - Saskatchewan

Prior to the doctor who prescribed me the accutane, I was prescribe by other doctor an anti biotic and I was takin that for 5 months... I had acne since I went to college and since then I never get a chance to have a flawless skin.. In 2005 I tried using proactiv, it works actually especially... READ MORE

Real Price Breakdown - St. Louis, MO

This review is more focused on the real cost break down. I'll update my results monthly. I've noticed many really low numbers that don't mimic my personal costs. I have decent insurance, so I was curious if people were just listing their copay for the medication and not everything else that's... READ MORE

Starting Accutane Soon - Seattle, WA

Hello everyone! I can't tell you how excited I am to start the medication. I've suffered from acne since the 5th grade so this is long overdue. Both my mother and sister have been on accutane three times (each time the severity of their acne decreases) and it changed their life. I was hoping... READ MORE

23 Year Old 2nd Accutane Journey - Melbourne, AU

Gday! Today I saw a dermatologist and she concluded that its time for me to go back on accutane. (first time was in 2011 with great results). I am 23 and basically I am fed up with acne ruining my confidence so i'm more than happy to go back on it. After my previous course I stayed clear until... READ MORE

34 Years with Mild to Moderate Cystic Acne.blackeheads and Pimples - Mid Missouri, MO

Today I just took my first dose of Accutane. Im nervous and anxious I have struggled with acne since ive been 12 years old. Nothing has helped. Ive triedeverything. ..I cant wait to see my results. And hopefully in 6 months I will have clear beautiful skin. Im praying I don't have any severe... READ MORE

redo

I finally decided to try Accurane after trying everything else out there! I'm on 40mg once a day. So far so good the only side effects have been dry lips (been packing on Vaseline atleast 10 times a day and they are still perfectly soft) dry itchy skin, my hands are starting to chap so I bought... READ MORE

32 Year Old Mom Suffering from Adult Acne. Flower Mound, TX

I have been suffering from acne since middle school. Now I'm 32 and a mother of 3... didn't think I would still have acne at this age. I have been to many well known dermatologist in Dallas. I have tried many different topicals, antibiotics, chemical peels, light therapy, microderm, & skincare... READ MORE

17 Years Old With Severe Acne Cleared Up - Marlborough, MA

Accutane worked miracles with me. At the beginning of this year my skin was worse than ever, as shown in my "before" pictures. I had the kind of acne that you cannot cover up with makeup, and it was all over my face, chest, and back. Gross. I had been going to a dermatologist for my acne for 3... READ MORE

Accutane Success! - Lansing, MI

After all I had read about Accutane, I was pretty scared going into my treatment in early September of 2013. As I took my first little orange pill, I was terrified. I had heard so much about the horrifying side effects of the "miracle drug", and, being a bit of a hypochondriac, I took to the ... READ MORE

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