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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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

27-year-old, (Hopefully) Defeated Acne for Good! - Mississauga, ON

I had originally taken Accutane when I was 16 years old. It was working, however, I was at a stage in my life where the situations around me were detrimental to my emotional and mental well-being. Accutane is known to cause (or even potentially surface) depression so unfortunately, I was... READ MORE

Accutane (Absorbica) - Fort Worth, TX

Background: suffer from mild to semi severe acne and a couple of nodules. I break out on my face back and shoulders. My dermo prescribed me with 40 mgs of absorbica which is the same as Accutane but absorbs better 2 times a day. So far only chapped lips and I'm breaking out more but nothing severe. READ MORE

The Only Thing That Really Worked for Me - British Columbia

I have had acne for about 12 years. I have never had clear skin since I was a little kid. For a while, my acne was fairly mild, but last year it started getting worse all of a sudden. My doctor put me on antibiotics, and just as they started to help, I developed an allergy to them. Next I tried... READ MORE

Accutane Review ( First Week) - Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Hello, my names Kat, Im 21 and I moved to Malaysia around 1 year and a half ago. I have always had perfect skin living in Britain but 6 months into moving here suddenly my skin started going crazy. I suffer from an under active thyroid problem and I thought this was the cause, due to hormonal... READ MORE

30 Y/o Female - Finally Giving It a Try for Chronic Acne - Vancouver, BC

I have struggled with acne since my teens and have tried everything - numerous types of BC pills/antibiotics/topical treatments. Doctors have been hesitant to prescribe Accutane to me (probably because they see birth control pills as the less risky choice for females). Now, at 30, and after... READ MORE

2nd Day on Accutane. Kapolei, HI

Finally got my prescription for accutane yesterday. I have been dealing with acne since I was 12. It started out with a clear face but would get one big cyst on my chin at a time gradually it would get worse with two to three on my chin. When I was about 15 it started to spread to my forehead.... READ MORE

Accutane Saved my Face - Virginia beach, VA

My last option was always accutane. I tried topicals and different birth controls. Nothing worked. My severe and cystic acne remained and I was an emotional mess. I couldn't leave the house without makeup, and sometimes I couldn't leave the house at all. I finally decided to go on Accutane... READ MORE

Took Accutane 5 Years Ago and my Skin Still Looks Awesome - Chicago, IL

My skin has been horrible since 7th grade. I have always looked as if I was going through puberty even as an adult. As a thirty year old woman, I was very embarrassed that by the huge puss filled bumps that were big even after I popped them. I'm African American so after the bumps went away... READ MORE

18 Year Old, Black Woman, Mild Acne - New York, NY

I have been battling acne for 4 years and it has been a nuisance in my life. It is everywhere--face, back, shoulders, chest and a little bit on my stomach too--it's gross. I have prescribed everything under the sun and I finally decided to ask for accutane and my doctor agreed. I have been on... READ MORE

My Accutane Journey (Indian Skin)

Just started accutane(20 mg daily), too early to really say, I tried benzoyl peroxide for a month to no results,an the sad thing is. Never had moderate acne, just mild, teenage acne, clear till 4 months ago, when I started getting tiny bumps on my cheeks which started turning into pastules, am... READ MORE

28 Years Old First Time on Accutane - Dubai, AE

Hi. My name is Sam. I'm 28 years old. I had acne since I was 16 years old and tried all the OTC Acne remedies ( Panoxyl, Benzac, Differine, Acsonix, Nanocleanse, Acnepril and Antibiotics) but nothing seemed to work and clear my Acne. My was just occasional but it got worst when I moved to UAE... READ MORE

Currently on Month 5 Now Breaking out Again. - Lexington, KY

I am currently on my 5th month of Accutane, I had to take a break at the three month mark due to high triglycerides started back for a month with another high triglycerides so now going on fish oil to see it brings them down. I started working out with a trainer going on two months ago and just... READ MORE

do it! - Bellevue, WA

Had a ten month course worked wonder been off for six months and not one pimple :) couldn't be happier it's life changing. The dry lips are a downfall but it's well worth actually finishing the course your doctor will figure out what dose is best i was on the highest dose and it also made my... READ MORE

Second Attempt, Hope for the Best -Hanoi, Viet Nam

I was on Isotretinoin 1 year ago for only 40 days and acchieved possitive result but I didn't continue my journey due to my college's entrance exam. I was afraid that the mental side effects would affect my concentration on studying. After accutane, my skin got worse, i have tried different... READ MORE

A Few Days in - Sebastian, FL

Tomorrow is going to be the third day that I'm on Accutane. I have always had breakouts since freshman year in high school. They were never THAT bad, it's always been a few breakouts here and there on my face until just recently about two months ago my acne has been the worst it's ever been and... READ MORE

Journey To Clear Skin - Clarkston, MI

My name is Melissa, I've had acne since I was in 6th grade, I'm now 24 years old. I've tired all kinds of things over the years to try and help my skin, from prescription creams like Duac, and BenzaClin, to prescription pills like doxycycline, and birth control. I've even tried Proactiv and... READ MORE

Almost Two Months In - Great Results So Far - Oshawa, ON

I've been taking Clarus (Accutane) for about two months now. I weigh 120 pounds and started off on 30mg a day for 15 days and then progressed to 60mg a day for 15 days. My dosage has since been bumped up to 70mg a day. Before I started taking the medication, I had EXTREMELY oily hair and skin. I... READ MORE

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