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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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On Accutane for 6 Months - Santa Clarita, CA

So I was on accutane for 6 months, my face was really bad when I started in October, I got some really big pimples in the beginning and saw some acne all the way through month 5, the last month it basically all cleared up. Worst side effects was the dryness, my lips were so chapped and my arms... 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

28 Years Old Starting Accutane. Spartanburg, SC

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

I Finally Can Start My Accutane Yayyyy!! Wisconsin, WI

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

So Glad I Went on Accutane! - Orlando, FL

I'll make this review as short as possible. All through middle school and high school I was never conscious of my skin. I've never had acne until I turned 20, call it hormonal. I am 22 years old now. I tried over the counter washes, nothing worked. Then I started reading about Accutane... READ MORE

28 Years Old with Severe Acne from Since Age of 16 - Bronx, NY

This is the best medication ever invented, I look like a whole new person. Good things happen to those who wait. I waited 6 months for a Clean skin and I finally got it. Didn't have much side effects, only the dry lips, that was the least. Had my blistex at my side everyday, every hour. I was on... READ MORE

24 Female Using Accutane for First Time

I never have a problem with acne before. unfortunately, they (acne) start to coming to my face in the begining jan 2016.. i have tried all traditional care like use lemon, aloe vera and benzoil perozida but its did'nt working to me.. my acne getting worse and just put me on the hopeless. i work... READ MORE

47-Year Old Planning to Start Accutane for Peri-Menopausal Acne - Minneapolis, MN

So I struggled with moderate cystic acne from age 13 to age 38 (always bad enough for antibiotics and retin-a but never quite bad enough for accutane). I know there is a genetic component to my acne since my mom had severe acne, my grandpa had acne and oily skin until he died at 76, and my... READ MORE

25 Year Old British Woman Tired of Acne. Scotland, GB

Well, where do I begin haha let's start off with the beginning of my acne journey. Before I was 18 my skin was relatively clear. I'd get the monthly tiny spots, but nothing drastic and nothing that affected my social life. When I was 18 my father passed away and my life was constantly stressed... READ MORE

19 Years Old Starting Accutane - Chicago, IL

4/15/2015 Today is the first day I'm starting the generic brand of Accutane (Zentane). For some unknown reason Accutane is on back order. Meaning they aren't producing enough for the demand or the company is calling it back because of issues with the drug OR it could be a completely different... READ MORE

40 Yr Old Going Thru Hormonial Break Outs. San Antonio, TX

I didn't know that turning 40 will make my body go through these really crazy changes. To add to these changes are these darn pesky zits!!! So I noticed that my zits were starting to pop here and there in July 2015 then in August is when it started to be a lot more. Had my 40th birthday in... READ MORE

Starting Accutane As a Last Option, Praying It Works - Louisville, KY

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

18 Years Old, Have Been Struggling with Acne Since I Was 12. Clovis, CA

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

29,Filipino - Dubai, AE

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

20 Year Old Considering Finally Trying Accutane - OR

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

Accutane / Roaccutane Journey, Melbourne Australia, 26 Year Old Female - Pakenham, AU

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

25 Starting Accutane for Cysts /nodular Acne Since Age 10

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

35 Yrs Old, over Having Acne, It Just Getting Worst. Starting Accutane Tomorrow. Murrieta, CA

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

32 Year Old Female with Oily Skin and Acne. Yardley, PA

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

21 Years Old, Mild and Medically Resistant Acne - Houston, TX

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

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