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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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

I suffered from acne since I was 11 and when I got into the throes of puberty at 14 my acne became cystic. My face was constantly swollen and painful. My chest, neck, and back were also covered in acne. When I was 15 a boy in one of my classes took a picture of my back (without my consent) and... READ MORE

I battled cystic acne for about 15 yrs. Worked with a dermatologist 2 yrs before trying isotretinoin . I tried everything under the sun nothing seemed to help. I took a leap of faith and happy I did so. It was rough I completed a five month course. Two methods of birth control was needed a... READ MORE

My struggle with acne started in my early 20's then became much worse as I got older. I have tried restricting my diet, taking different vitamins and supplements, as well as antibiotics and topical treatment. Each worked a little bit but not for long. I was hesitant to go on Accutane because of... READ MORE

I have began taking 10mg Accutane capsules and my skin is breaking out horribly. I wake up to new zits, whiteheads or small pimples that turn into massive zits the very next day. My doctor says he is giving me a low dose because he doesn't want me to "flare up" but I would rather get it over... READ MORE

I have struggled with Acne for 5 years now. Nothing has been working for me. I have tried everything from systemic antibiotics to topical ointments, etc. I've tried getting treated by estheticians, facials, microdermabraision, chemical peels, diet changes, etc. I saw my dermatologist today, I... READ MORE

I have had acne for a few years, mild in nature, then suddenly in 2015 it got severe. Doctors said I had cystic/nodular acne. I tried most if not all the different OTC remedies, and had prescription antibiotics but my face just got worst. My forehead, upper lips and cheeks were a mess. I asked... READ MORE

So I took accutane for the first time about 2 years ago on my own (got it out of the states) and I had amazing results. Unfortunately they didn't last for too long because I didn't take a high enough dosage, so now I'm on round 2! So far it really sucks but I'm trying to be strong. I'm currently... READ MORE

So after numerous visits to the derm (and countless antibiotics and topical to go along with it) I switched derms and was immediately put on accutane. She diagnosed me with comedonal acne that doesn't respond to anything else. I had a partial hysterectomy years ago so I was able to start... READ MORE

Just recently started my accutane dose! I'm an 18 year old female and I've been fighting with some pretty bad acne since middle school! I've only been on accutane for a full week 40mg a day but the dryness is real!! I've noticed a few more breakouts than I normally get but I suppose that's... READ MORE

I've struggled with acne for a while. By a while I mean almost ten years. I'm sure many of you reading this are on a similar journey. When I was about 15 I developed severe cystic acne, the kind that makeup does not hide. I was on numerous different types of medications: topicals, antibiotics,... READ MORE

Hi Everyone, My name is Charlie, I'm 28 years old and have been struggling with acne since I was 14. At 18 I was put on the contraceptive pill which cleared up my skin beautifully, I was so over the moon, then around 11 months later I had a massive migraine and the doctor said I could no... READ MORE

Acne......has ruined most of my adolescent life and much of my teens and adult life as well. I have had acne as long as I can remember.....grade 5 being as far back as I can recall. I was taunted and teased because of it, sometimes even followed home from school and beat up. Now it's me who... READ MORE

I have had acne since I was a teenager. I am now 31 and still continue to suffer from acne, but mainly I am irritated with the oil and the old scars. I do my makeup in the morning around 7 and by 12 all of the makeup has slid off my face due to excessive oil production, I am blotting the oil... READ MORE

Ive been suffering from acne ever since I was 11, but around 2 years ago it worsened to a point in which I wouldn't even consider leaving the house without layers of foundation. Taking Accutane was my last option, since i was hesitant about the side effects and how it could affect my body but I... READ MORE

At age 24, I noticed small itchy papules that look like small pimples around my oral nasal area. I was prescribed several antibiotics to treat what several dermatologist diagnosed as acne-like skin inflammation. When I would discontinue the antibiotics, my skin would flare up. And years later, I... READ MORE

I was recently prescribed to accutane & didn't know about the 7 day rule or whatever so have to start the whole process over again but honestly, I'm really scared to go on it after some of the things I've read. I have terrible cystic acne, it is very painful & I hate even putting make up on bc... READ MORE

Plan B triggered a shift in hormones at 18. Having not dealt with acne in high school, I used several products (birth control, proactiv, eminence, water only... etc) which only made it worse in the last years. The past two months, things have calmed a bit with a mixture of aczone and epiduo.... READ MORE

So far, one of best decisions I've ever made! 3 weeks in 60 mg per day. No history through 20s, started to get bad in early 30s...tried retin a, all topicals, pills, peels,lotions, potions, etc Wasn't working long term. After many, many discussions with dermatologist I decided to try it. So... READ MORE

My name is Je'Lynn and I'm 19 years old. I've had acne ever since I was in middle school. It's always been unpleasant but i figured it would go away towards the end of high school like my older sister's did. It never went away and actual got completely worse my freshman year of college. I was so... 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 378 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more