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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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Accutane Journey

Hello, I began suffering from acne in my teens & it's followed me to adulthood. I've tried several treatments from creams, soaps, proactive, doxycycline etc. I'm fed up & feel that I would be more beautiful & confident if I didn't suffer from adult acne. I switched dermatologist... READ MORE

32 Accutane User, 1 Year Later - Netherlands, NL

I had a flourish of adult acne spring up at 30, it was a shock as I'd only had the standard teenage odd breakout. It was really bad and left me feeling extremely self conscious band down. I hated how I looked and refused to be in photos. A doctor eventually prescribed accutane and I was on it... READ MORE

23 Yr Old with Stubborn Cystic and Non Cystic Acne

In high school, I had normal teenage acne (constant pimples but only a few at a time). When I graduated high school, I started getting deep cystic acne on my cheek bones so I started using ProActiv. I have to say, I always wash my face. Never miss. Once in the morning and at night. ProActiv... READ MORE

Epuris (Accutane) Journal - Adult Acne - Canada

Just starting Day 1. I'm a 31 year old female who has struggled with acne my whole life. Started wearing makeup in grade 5, birth control in grade 7, been on so many antibiotics I developed an allergy/sensitivity to them. Tried every topical treatment in the drug store, bleached clothes,... READ MORE

4th Month of Accutane

Just a little backstory first I've had pimples since I was 12 didn't turn into full blown acne until about 18. I went to several derms tried all kinds of antibiotics, topicals, chemical peels, blue light therapy, microdermabrasion, skin care lines the list goes on and on I've tried it all!... READ MORE

Uneven Skin Texture Left from Acne in Teenage Years

I was one of the many who developed acne at a very young age. After having 3 rounds of accutane throughout the years, I'm now ready to tackle the scars left behind. I struggle with uneven skin texture on my forehead, nose and cheeks which makes me look like shrek with or without makeup! As we... READ MORE

21 Acne Sufferer

I want to share my experience with Clarvis (Accutane) because I did a lot of research before starting this process. I have suffered from acne for all of my teenage days and now into my adult life. I have tried everything- you name it I've done it. Proactiv, over the counter and drug store... READ MORE

Accutane Journey

My first dose of Accutane 40mg was March 2nd 2017. After day 3 I noticed a headache and it lasted for 2 days. I stopped smoking cigarettes thinking maybe it would help and I haven't gotten another headache since. After a couple days I immediately started to notice that my skin was getting dryer... READ MORE

Accutane Journey. Edmonton, AB

I've had severe acne on and off since I was 12. Antibiotics cleared it but after a year it came back, and I did that twice and then it stopped working all together. I've tried everything, antibiotics, topicals, holistic healing, you name it I've tried it. At 22 years old I'd figured it be gone... READ MORE

25 Year Old Male - Mild-Moderate Persistent Acne - Melbourne, AU

Hi guys, I've been suffering from acne for approx. 10 years. I was put on Epiduo in 2009 to no avail - to be honest I wasn't happy with my treatment - maybe it was my attitude at the time as I believe diet is a factor. I started the regime a few years ago but until now I came to... READ MORE

Tired of Hiding Behind Make-up! 60mg a day - Dallas, TX

I've never had major issues with acne growing up but I would get a few pimples here and there. About 2 years ago I decided to stop taking birth control and my acne decided it wanted to show up and show out! Along with stopping birth control and using the wrong make-up, my face was HORRIBLE! I... READ MORE

30 Years Old, 1 Kid, Acne... Roaccutane - Ireland, IE

I'd like to share my journey with you as I was reading a lot of reviews and it did help me to make a decision. About me: great skin until a ugly break with then boyfriend at age 22. Never had a pimple on my face, NEVER. Then suddenly after a lot of stress and not so healthy lifestyle I got my... READ MORE


I've been on accutane for 9 days now, and feel that documenting my progress will be helpful. So far the only noticeable side effect is dry lips, but this is rarely an issue because I apply lip balm through out the day. The skin on my face has not gotten dry at all yet. I also feel minor joint... READ MORE

Accutane 20mg a WEEK

My skin has all my life been very oily and shiny and prone to small break outs which were horrible for me. I would wash my face and re-apply make up like 4 times a day. When I started a low dose of accutane (60 mg a week), my skin became perfect in 2 months, but I had side effects which I could... READ MORE

26 Year Old Suffering from Chronic Acne for Half of my Life - Roseville, CA

Let me just start by saying that my skin has always been flawed for as long as I can remember. I've been going to a dermatologist off and on since I was 12 years old and have tried anything & everything (including accutane) before. I always had pretty decent skin on my face. I only shortly... READ MORE

My Skin It's Fine Until One Day.......

I have never had acne until graduating from high school. I never use beauty products until two years ago , I became interested in the one beauty product that is introduced by one of my friends . since september 2015 , I began to breakouts , I've tried a few alternatives , go to a dermatologist... READ MORE

26 and Fed Up with Acne! - Tallahassee, FL

I have struggled with acne since I was in middle school and I am now 26. I would say I am pretty confident but only as confident as one can be with horrid acne. I had gotten use to it and was ok until I met a group of ppl in person I knew on Facebook and they called me a catfish.. It hurt to my... READ MORE

35 Year Old Nursing Student with Mild to Moderate Acne, Moving Forward with Isotretinoin (Accutane) - Vancouver, WA

I have been reading nonstop reviews for the past couple months about isotretinoin (Accutane), so I wanted to give back so that someone similar to me might benefit from my posts. I am a 35 year old female who has a long history with zits. In middle school and high school I used Retin-A 0.25%, and... READ MORE

Day 1 of Zenatane.

I've had bacne since puberty. I've tried other treatments for my face when it got really bad but have had mixed results. Whenever I take a steroid like prednisone I would notice my acne clear up all across my body but it would come back as soon as I stop the course. I hope to see less break... READ MORE

Accurate is So Worth It - Wish I Didn't Wait So Long

I did my first round of accutane just this past year. I did roughly 10 months and am so so happy. My skin is pimple free! I'll attach some photos because this site helped me so much when I was trying to decide whether or not to go on it. There were so many warnings and bad reviews so I was... READ MORE

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