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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My senior year of high school my acne got really bad on my face. After failed year long trials of minocycline and tetracycline from my doctor I told my parents I wanted to go to a dermatologist. Because my brother has chrons disease my mom was worried about the link between the drug and the... READ MORE

(ps;my english is not that perfect,and i will make it short) i have pimples ,mild akne since i was 14 now i am 30,as everyone i try many and guess..it didnt work.for the laser treatment i had not much money:( so the last decision was accutane.blood test ect. and i had it !10 mg 2 times a... READ MORE

I had struggled with bad acne on my face back and chest since I was 12. I would layer on the concealer and tried all the magical washes and oral prescriptions. NOTHING phased my hideous skin. I was so ridiculously depressed. I went to extreams and starting self mutilating my body because I... READ MORE

Im a 15 year old girl. Girls are always worried about their apperance. I started getting acne in 6th grade. It was so bad. I caked on makeup, but it just made it look worse. I would cry myself to sleep cause I looked so different from the other girls. I went to the dermatologist, and she gave me... READ MORE

I read prior to using it that it caused depression, but I thought "oh I am a happy person, I don't have to worry about that.. plus, nothing is worse that acne!" I went on it and it did clear my skin up... however, it made me super depressed. I didn't want to go out, looked in... READ MORE

If you have been searching for solutions for a multiple-year period, then please look no further. Accutane is your man. I started out with a lot of acne on my cheeks--medium sized cysts that would leave marks for up to 7 months after they were gone. I tried minocycline and doxycycline but... READ MORE

Pro's: Cleared face after 2 weeks with a minor initial breakout. Made my skin look like $1 million dollars. I could shave while walking down the street because no spots get through. I looked like the person I wanted to be. After using Accutane I had no reason to wash my face, it looked so... READ MORE

I am 15. I started getting acne in 5th grade and it got more and more severe. I became afraid of getting scarring and my acne was getting very bad. All i can say about this product is that it never effected me negatively besides drying me out, but it worked wonderfully. i was soooo afraid of... READ MORE

I struggled with severe acne for about 3 years. Itried everything under the sun, until I finally gave in and started the Accutane treatment. My ONLY regret is not starting this treatment sooner! I was treated for roughly 5-6 months. I did not see results right away, infact, my skin got... READ MORE

I had cystic acne all over my back and face that never went away. Ever since I was 13 I had it. I tried EVERYTHING, Tetracycline, Doxicyline, Benzacaine cream, and tons of other stuff. Nothing ever worked. So I did this as a last resort, my own dermatologist said he wouldn't prescribe it to... READ MORE

I never had much of an acne problem. But after several sessions of laser hair on my face I started to get lots of papular-pustular acne. I tried all the different topicals and antibiotics for acne. It also started on areas outside my face so maybe it was just my age (mid... READ MORE

I would highly recommend this acne treatment. I had tried everything, every type of topical cream and antibiotic possible. I chose to take Accutane because I had extremely bad acne. Acne had taken over my life where I felt bad about going out in public and definitely did not ever want to have a... READ MORE

When I was about 17, I was fed up. I had tried everything for my acne. My zits were beginning to get their own zits! I had tried everything over the counter and some of it seemed to make my skin get worse! Sea Breeze, Oxy Pads, Clearasil, ProActive...None of it worked. So, I went to the... READ MORE

Well, where do I begin haha let's start off with the beginning of my acne journey. Before I was 18 my skin was relatively clear. I'd get the monthly tiny spots, but nothing drastic and nothing that affected my social life. When I was 18 my father passed away and my life was constantly stressed... READ MORE

I'll be putting up my experience with the pill for every month. I'd like to mention that have mental health issues including depression, Severe anxiety, psychosis and possibly ASD. Not sure how significant this will affect me during my treatment but I guess I'll find out. 1ST MONTH:... READ MORE

Hello everyone, I'm going to share my thoughts and experience with Accutane, also for a personal log for myself to see how things go with it. I'm well aware of the side effects and am prepared to battle them. I'm taking 40MG a day. I have been suffering from a reoccuring inflaming gland on the... READ MORE

I have been on Accutane for about 1 month & 3 weeks now & I gotta be honest it's been very tough thus far. I've been breaking out since I was 11 years old very mildly & have tried pretty much every product under the sun to fix it. With changes to my body/hormones and such there has been times in... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I am writing this review because I will be starting accutane in about a month. I must say I am scared but hopeful about accutane. I hear soo many bad things and have read all the side effects of this drug. I hope my decision will end well for me. I feel like I am the type of... READ MORE

April 7, 2016: So, I'm taking the plunge with accutane. My acne got really bad after I had my second daughter and seems to get worse when I have a lot of stress in my life. I've gotten both pregnancy tests back and my blood work done. I start tomorrow. I'm worried that it won't work, because... READ MORE

Starting accutane after putting it off for a whole year not to. I've been battling acne for about 6 years now and I've decided it's time to put an end to it. Here goes the journey of taking the pill after supper last night. My skin feels a little extra oily and smooth this morning.. Let's... 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 378 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more