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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DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG! I am a 21 year old female and I started taking Accutane when I was 18 years old. I had suffered from severe acne since I hit puberty. I stayed on Accutane for 7 months. Side effects while on the drug included: Severe dry skin (could not dry myself with a towel or my skin... READ MORE

I have been on every topical cream and antibiotic you can think of. From Duac, benzaclin, retinA, Differin gel, Tazorac just to name a few. I have also been on Minocycline, Doxycycline, Bactrim. Oh and spironolactone more recently. Many of these medication have worked for me at some point and... READ MORE

I am starting accutane in 3 days and I feel alone and scared. After trying (and failing) to express my fears to family and friends (none of which have dealt with severe acne), I decided maybe this would be a good place to go to talk about my journey. I have been suffering from moderate-severe... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne since I was 15. It's horrible. I can't wear summer clothes or a bathing suit for fear of exposing it. I feel like I'm always in hiding and I just want to be normal. I see other women with nice skin and it makes me feel hopeless knowing I will never have that. I'm tired... READ MORE

I have always suffered with acne. While not what some would call severe, it was always an issue and never improved after puberty despite spending thousands on skincare. I eventually i went to see a dermatologist who prescribed Accutane. At no stage did he ask me whether there was any family... READ MORE

I have sever acne from 7years no other treatment benefited me so after reading and knowing much about accutance I started accutance treatment 15 days before and its like my skin is healing , i had large pimples that wudnt get off nomatter whatever i did with them i drink too much water ate... READ MORE

As a teenager (15/16), I had severe acne. Accutane cured it nicely.. I basically had tried everything from creams to changing my diet but that didn't help. It took a few months but the changes from week to week were noticeable. The dermatology group that treated me were very helpful and... READ MORE

Accutane is generally for making your skin clear and yeah my skin is clear now :). But im left with many red spots due to it. Some times i get a really small white head but it goes away after a day and foesnt leave a mark. So far im really happy and left with 3 more months. I dont have very... READ MORE

I think roaccutane treatment was really helpful for severe acne & really give permanent advantage. First I heard about roaccutane treatment, I consult with Expatriate Medical Advisor (I am General Practitioner). Then he give me some advice, so I started with monitoring my laboratory: LFT, RFT,... READ MORE

I have not yet started Accutane but I will be starting in a few weeks time (on 01/25/16 is when I go for my check up aka progress). I have always been acne prone since my early teens. Back then I never really took to much notice to it because I knew it was a something I had to go through just... READ MORE

There is a video of me 4 months post accutane. It worked like a charm. I got extremely red and pale and hated being on it but within a few months of being off you start to return to your normal self. Invest in anything and everything to 1) Keep you moisturized and 2) Protect your skin from the... READ MORE

My struggle with acne started in my early 20's then became much worse as I got older. I have tried restricting my diet, taking different vitamins and supplements, as well as antibiotics and topical treatment. Each worked a little bit but not for long. I was hesitant to go on Accutane because of... READ MORE

I am 25 years old and have suffered from mild to moderate (in some rare cases severe) acne since I was 19. Since I am always caking on my make up, most people wouldn't even notice. There were still times when my skin was particularly bad, and I would catch other people scanning my bumpy,... READ MORE

I had hormonal acne and nothing helped. I was on Doxycycline and Sulfameth Trimethoprim which both worked when I took them but my acne always returned. Finally, after visiting my dermatologist for three years and being on two rounds of antibiotics she finally said I should try Accutane. You have... READ MORE

Hello, I'm currently on an accutane course once again. I took it a year ago, in the lowest possible dose, 20 mg, three times a week. In fact, that dose helped me a lot, I was totally cleared, with minimal scarring. But then I decided to quit to any kind of medicines, because I've been prescribed... READ MORE

The doctor prescribed 20mg of accutane. I took a blood test before and after he prescribed my second box. This is just to check if it effect you or not. Pros : Clear skin, it depends on the scars, my back acne went clear faster than my face. I had maybe 2 spots left after i did 6 months. Cons :... READ MORE

Just started acctuane on November 13th. My skin issues did not start until later in life - mid-20's. I was actually a little surprised when my dermatologist recommended accutane right off that bat as I don't have severe acne and don't think my skin is as awful as I think it is sometimes. But... READ MORE

HI GUYS. just need some help and advice. At first I used to treat acne by ZINERYT . This is the product which my Derma recommended. It lessen my active acne but it cannot help in removing scars and redness .Now, I don't have that BIG big acne anymore. But left is that Redness and Very... READ MORE

I'm starting accutane in one month . I can't wait my mom was on this and she said it's a "miracle pill" . I'm so desperate I don't even care what accutane would do to my hair and skin . My dermatologist couldn't believe what my face looked like and quickly started up my accutane . Will keep... READ MORE

I have struggled with acne since junior high. I thought acne was supposed to go away after high school, but it didn't. I tried many acne face washes, creams, and masks and the Proactive system, but nothing latested. My skin is very sensitive and did not react well to harsh treatments. I finally... READ MORE

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