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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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

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

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

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

First Day on Accutane. So Excited but Nervous. - Silver Spring, MD

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

34 Years Old, 2 Kids with Bad Acne on my Face, Neck, Chest & Back - South Africa

Been a week on 20mg of Acutane now. Its winter in South Africa currently (11/07/2016) so at least I can cover up the acne else where. Feeling really down though as it is so bad and I have never had this so bad. I had it in Highschool but was on Hormone treatment so I didnt see any acne... READ MORE

28 Years Old. Never Had Acne in my Life Until 2 Years Ago..... Nothing Can Make It Stop!

I weight 54kg, have white heads and acnes around my cheeks and side burns since 3 years ago. Spent lots of money trying various facial treatments including lasers and doctor prescribed two types of strong antibiotics but nothing worked. It probably did for a very short while but eventually it... READ MORE

My Accutane Story. Salisbury, NC

Hi everyone! I am a 19 year old female who suffers from cystic acne. Before last year, I had never suffered with acne to the point where I needed to see a dermatologist, it never made me that insecure. Within the past few months, though, I had developed cystic acne around my chin and mouth. I... READ MORE

24 Years Old Suffering Mild Acne. Malaysia, MY

Just started taking accutane on 24th June 2016. Hope to get flawless skin before my graduation. I have mild breakouts after a week. The doctor had reminded me there will be initial breakout for the 1st month and dry skin eventually would happened. So lets hope there will be good results of the... READ MORE

22 Years Old and Just Got Approved for Accutane !! Stoneham, MA

I have been struggling with acne for at least 7 years now. It has increasingly gotten worse. I have tried everything from OTC face washes and treatments, to antibiotics and topical treatments that were prescribed with no relief. I went to see my dermatologist today and he approved me for... READ MORE

28 Years Old, Acne on my Face, Diagnostic with Seborrhoeic Dermatitis & Rosacea !!!!!! - Saudi Arabia

After i was suffering with the acne on my face, for quit long time, i decided to go check in the doctor, so after trying all types of cream med, allergic med, fungus med, pimple med, i mean mane it and i try it but nothing, it go first few days than come back, i the doctor told me to use... READ MORE

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