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 ›

  • Average Price: $425

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These photos had me at one of my lowest points of my life and I'm currently almost four months in and already have seen drastic changes even with still being on treatment. I was highly skeptical at first because of some side effects I originally experienced (very dry lips and dry skin, and not... READ MORE

Hello everyone! So with help through these reviews and my own personal struggles with cystic acne, I have decided to start Accutane. I had my first appointment yesterday (!) and am going to start in 1 month! I am going to really try to be dedicated to posting updates so everyone can see what I'm... READ MORE

For years I have suffered with acne. There isn't one time that I can think of that my face has been completely clear since I have graduated high school. I have been miserable and my self confidence is horrible. I am really big into fitness and have improved myself so much but still because of my... READ MORE

So Happy I'm On The Road To Beautiful Acne Free Skin. I've Been Battling Acne Since I Was In Grade School And I'm 29 Now. Anxious To See Me Without Bumps And Blackheads I Seriously Cannot Wait Having To Deal With Being Self Conscience Wearing Makeup And Having Oily Skin Is Not What's Up So I'm... READ MORE

I am still currently taking accutane. I am half way through my third month and I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin. I am still experiencing breakouts but only a pimple or two at a time and they go away fairly quickly. My dermatologist assured me it is normal to still be... READ MORE

I've started my oratane 20mg as my 3rd advice by the dermatologist. 1st advice was antibiotics for oral intake and topical antibiotics and corticosteroids creams that doesn't work for me for almost 2 months. 2nd advice was micro peeling for 4 sessions which is expensive and hasn't tried yet... READ MORE

I've had acne since I was 12 when I started my period. I've tried doxicycline, menocycline, sulfamethoxazole, and countless topical treatments from my dermatologist and over the counter. The best results I had were with the sulfamethoxazole, almost a year of fairly clear skin, but I developed a... READ MORE

First and foremost, i have battled with acne, blackheads and millia since the tender age of 12. I am now 26...and i feel like 14 years is enough!!!! It clearly isn't just the hormones resulting from puberty! Acne has caused me a fair share of anxiety and depression over the years. From social... READ MORE

Hi all I am now on day 5 of 40mg of the drug each day. Skin is still the same really but my left eye is really sore in the outer corner and very slightly swollen. I have stopped wearing eyeliner now only wearing a little mascara. I am praying it does not turn into a swollen eye or sty! I'm... READ MORE

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

I have tried literally everything for my acne. It comes and goes and I am tired of it coming. I want it gone! So this is my last effort and by what I'm seeing on the site, I am so excited! I got good Chapstick and face cream by burts bees and I'm ready to be dry! Lol I got burts bees... READ MORE

Hi there, so I've decided to start accutane...I have mmy doctors appt. Tomorrow. Decided to do reviews and post here as well to help others like they helped me decide to go on it. Since there's side affects, and everyone is different, and so far I have seen not so bad ones, so we'll see how I... READ MORE

Since I have very oily skin, my foundation covers my acne until I start sweat through my pores and my skin becomes shiny. I got tired of the temporary fix. I was thinking I needed something alot more permanent. I'm too old to still be getting acne. I tried so many things from home remedies to... READ MORE

Hey Guys! So I am coming up on my first full month on Accutane and thought I would start a review to keep track of my progress. As a user of Accutane with mild acne, I often feel like many people's stories are much different than mine, so I wanted to start this review for anyone with similar... READ MORE

Hi, I am 22 years old and I have been battling cystic acne ever since I was 11. It started right after I got the chicken pox. Once the chicken pox cleared, boom I had acne, which than turned into cystic acne. Painful and not fun. Sometimes I would beg my mom to miss a day of school due to it... READ MORE

I was reluctant to try accutane for a few years due to the side effects but my acne has got so severe that it has been affecting my life for some time now; I feel terrible in my own skin, I feel as though I am always hiding my face and hoping that people will not look at me. I do not see my... READ MORE

Today I started the protocols for taking Isotretinoin. I had my first appointment with my Dermatology doctor, and we discussed this drug. She thinks it is a good treatment option for me. She explained I needed to take a pregnancy test today, as long as that is negative, I have to wait a full... READ MORE

So, after a decade of horrible skin, I was finally prescribed accutane to treat my moderate acne. Generally, my worst acne (deep painful bumps) is localized to my chin-line and chin area, however I still get some smaller bumps and blackheads on my nose, forehead, and temples. My chest even... READ MORE

My motivation is my family and I hope to get through this and have clear skin, this year has been the worst in my life and it all came so fast lots of cyst and skin colored bumps and black heads. I'm praying that accutane works. I've been on accutane for 40 days 40 mg a day don't feel like it's... READ MORE

Omg where do I start, had acne since I was 13, tried every pill and cream out there. Acne has ruined my life, I hate the holidays and birthdays I'm too embarrassed to be seen by my family, everybody is happy with clear beautiful skin and I'm the only one in the room with horrible skin:( i... READ MORE

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How much does Accutane cost?

The typical cost for Accutane ranges from $30-$1,200 with an average cost of $425. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 380 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more