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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My Accutane Journey. Corpus Christi, TX

I have had acne since I was 9 years old. It started on my forehead and by the time I was a teen it progressed to acne rosacea. When I was 22 I finally could afford to go to a dermatologist and she put me on Solodyn which was great for about a year, but my acne came back with a vengeance. I was... READ MORE

28 Year Old Female Suffering from Acne Since Age 12 - Fresno, CA

I'm a 28 year old female whom has had mild to moderate acne since age 12. I've tried a vast array of options to combat my skin. I have spent many years trying the natural approach, such as elimination diets, herbs, vitamins, supplements, teas, exercise, lifestyle changes, etc. with little to no... READ MORE

28 Yr Old Beginning Accutane - New York

I took these to give myself enough before pictures to compare the progress I make once I start Accutane. There is a mandatory 1 month waiting period which is almost done. I am truly hoping the Accutane will be able to correct all the bumps which are itchy, inflamed and burning. I got a glycolic... READ MORE

44 Yr Old Female, Lifelong Skin Struggles - Scottsdale, AZ

Hello! I want to say Thank You to all of the users here who have shared their stories! You have encouraged, inspired and guided me, so I am sharing my experience to give back to others who are also struggling with their skin and are considering accutane. I have had acne and skin problems since... READ MORE

Is This Normal - South Africa

Im on my 6th day of accutane 20mg, my face is sore, all the pimples are mostly sitting on the skin surface and filled with pus. Anything I can do? When I wake up the pimples are all white. It so disgusting. Is this normal? It is frustrating. Im only dry on my face. It not oily anymore but the... 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

Mom in Her 40's Starting Accutane.

I'm a 42 year old mom who developed what I have learned to be hormonal acne. I never had a problem with acne growing up. However, around age 35, I started getting acne. Once I figured out that it wasn't going away, I thought I must be allergic to something. I tried changing skin care products,... READ MORE

Beginning Accutane - Wichita Falls, TX

I was seen by my dermatologist at the end of March and he prescribed accutane for my acne. However, being a female, I was required to have to negative pregnancy tests before I could start, which set me back about a month-extremely frustrating! But I understand why it had to be done. Anyway, I... 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

Accutane - Isotretinoin 23 Year Old Female - Elk Grove Village, IL

If you are reading reviews to decide whether or not to take Accutane, PLEASE keep reading! I am a 23 female and I have had acne since I was 13. Started out with just puberty little pimples, as I got older they became huge and sore and red; it was horrible. I could not even leave my house without... 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

31 years, Accutane. Weekly updates.

Hello! My name is Jesika and I will begin Accutane next month (March 2016). I just started the protocol to prepare ( taking birth control pills). It's a ton of information to take in all at once thats for sure! That book they gave me to read is the real deal man. haha. I'm 31 and didn't have... READ MORE

TwentyONE & Driven Insane by Acne!!! - South Africa, ZA

Hi everyone I've decided to start my own review, hoping to help others out there as others' reviews have inspired me. I'm a 21 year old African girl, I'm a student and have been struggling with acne since high school. It's recurring acne and I'm just at the point where I wanna enjoy beautiful... READ MORE

Accutane for Adult Freak of Nature Acne Flair Ups - Dallas, TX

I always had clear skin until about 33 my skin starting flaring up. Nothing a little benzaclin could not fix! NOT! My face exploded! I must have been in denial because I waited & suffer too long before going to the doc. I guess I thought it would just go away. Instead it just kept coming... READ MORE

23 Year Old Female Cystic and Hormonal Acne Patient - Los Angeles, CA

I'm making this profile to document my progress and to provide a realistic representation of the treatment itself with information about side effects and cost included. I've suffered with bad skin most of my life but it the last five years my acne has become cystic and I've watched my skin scar... READ MORE

25 Year Old Woman That Had Tried Everything Under the Sun for Acne! - Chino Hills, CA

I have suffered from Acne since the age of 12 and progressively got worse at the age of 19 with cystic acne. I am now 25 years old and I have tried about everything from the dermatologist, over-the-counter, and what you find on television. So I decided to finally my last resort is to go on... READ MORE

My Accutane Journey

So I wanted to go ahead and start my blog with this drug. I am sincerely hoping I can help someone else out by sharing my experience with it and would also like to hear some experiences from other people who are willing to share/comment. So here it goes... I am a 26 year-old Aesthetician who has... READ MORE

25 Year Old Female, Round Two of Accutane - Grand Rapids, MI

I went on 40 mgs of accutane for six months for the first time around the age of 21-22. At the time both my sister and brother had used accutane and since I struggled with acne since the age of 12 and tried antibiotics, birth controls, and every topical knownto man, I thought it was my turn. My... READ MORE

32 Years Old - Columbia, SC

I never had acne as a teenager; however, at 20 yrs old I started getting really bad acne. I was having really bad breakouts. I never went to the dermatologist because I thought I couldn't afford it. At a while I decided to set an appointment and go with it. My first month dose my acne got worse,... READ MORE

22 Year Old Had Bad Acne Since Age 15. Bountiful, UT

Started accutane 3 days ago. Had really bad acne since my freshman year of high school (mostly the cystic, not so many blackheads and a few whiteheads here and there) and have been using all kinds of scrubs and herbal remedies (like essential oils), to no avail. Talked to my doctor about... READ MORE

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