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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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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

16 Years Old, Cystic Acne Since Age 11. (Month 5 - 40mg) - York, PA

From the time I hit puberty at age eleven, I've had severe cystic acne on my face, back, chest, and shoulders. I have tried many many topical creams, antibiotics, over the counter remedies, hormone therapy, anything my doctors and I could think of to try and ease the effects of my acne on my... READ MORE

Always Amazed by the Results -Mexico, MX

I remember having acne since I was 11/12 years. I took it for the first time when I was 17, second time when 21, and this is mi third time at 26. I have to mention that my acne really improved and that the results are completely amazing. My skin is even better than the one from the people who... READ MORE

Roaccutane: I Hope It's Worth It. - Australia, AU

I was about ten years old when I got my first pimple. I had never noticed them on other people in my school, or even on my older brother - until I got my first one. I asked my mum about it, and she told me to leave it alone and it would go away. Fast forward five years, and I'm fifteen, being... READ MORE

Acne - Reno, NV

This is my first week on accutane and I am experiencing dry lips and skin. My face looks red and it's really irritating because it's itchy as well. I've tried to many things to get rid of my acne but, anything worked. I am 30 years old and I started eating healthy and going to the gym and I... READ MORE

Accutane Journey - Tulsa, OK

Hi all, I'm 18 years old & have suffered from cystic acne since I was 11. I've tried every OTC medication and treatment possible, but was lost hope because none of the products seemed to work. After two years of just using a simple face wash, my acne got worse because of all the makeup and... READ MORE

4th Month on Accutane.. Getting Better but Long Way to Go - Ontario, CA

I have been getting acne since I was about 12 years old. It was never a huge issue, but at the time it seemed like it and I tried out all the cleansers and toners and acne fighters on the market. I am 16 now, and the acne that I had in the past year was the worst so far. When I first visited the... READ MORE

Accutane (Isotretinoine) 20mg - The Netherlands

Hi there! I am sharing my experience with Accutane ( Isotretinoine ) because I have reviewed other posts on this web site and found them very useful. I have researched this pill very diligently. Now I just have to wait for the result. Background of the problem: I have had mild form of cystic... READ MORE

A Bit Doubtful Yet Hopeful - Texas, TX

I start in a 40 mg dose on Monday. I have been suffering with severe acne since u was 10. Yes 10,fifth grade. It's been a nightmare. I'm 32 now and just want it to be over already. Doubtful because nothing has ever cleared my skin completely. Hopeful because like I said, I just want it... READ MORE

Almost 4 Weeks In! - Sydney, AU

I started the medication (40g) almost 4 weeks ago and when I began I had severe under the skin acne especially on my jaw line and chin area. I have tried all the other medications before starting accutane. The first few days were ok as my lips were getting dry but that's expected. I also... READ MORE

Accutane Has Changed my Life - Vancouver, WA

I had acne since I was in middle school and after trying over the counter medicines, topical treatments, pills and various other things I was fed up that nothing was working. I friend had told me about Accuntane and after some research I was contemplating going on the medicine, however I was... READ MORE

5 1/2 month Accutane treatment - Complete! - New York, NY

I'm 23 years old and about a year and a half ago I started breaking out considerably more than what I used to. My acne isn't super severe but its enough to be seen even with makeup on. My dermatologist has had me try doxycycline (150 mcg), various topical gels, and birth control. None of it even... READ MORE

Need Opinions! Help Help Help! - Philadelphia, PA

I have been struggling with acne my entire life. its so discouraging. Any time i consider it, my friends talk me out of it because of the side effects.all i hear about are the worst possible scenarios caused by the medication and I truly wonder how often those things actually occur. I literally... READ MORE

God blessed the world with Accutane

My brother has always had severe acne, whatever he tried, didn't worked. He was prescribed accutane his Senior year and by graduation he was acne free. His worst side effects were dry skin and lips, but it was so worth it. He looks great and I am so happy for him. I have always had acne also but... READ MORE

Incredible - Evergreen, CO

After suffering from acne breakouts in nothing but cystic form, trying every medication over the counter and through the pharmacy, and after dealing with my painful breakouts long enough, I decided it was high time I do something about it since I became immune to one of the antibiotics, tearing... READ MORE

Starting Today. 05/14/2013 - Canada

Today I woke up, looked in the mirror and saw a pimply/pizza face/all the words to describe a teenager suffering from acne, everyone day its basically like this, I look around to all my friends and ask myself my cant I have a face like that.. I tried everything, honey mask, cleaners, pro-active,... READ MORE

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