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 ›

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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

Hello everyone let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself I am 26 years old I live in new jersey I started getting acne at the age of 14 my mother also suffered from acne so I think it might of been hereditary anyway ive tried nearly everything you can think of... READ MORE

I just started on 40mg once daily of Clarus yesterday, from the reviews I've read I'm not looking forward to the initial break out in about two weeks time but I am hoping that in a month or two I'll see an improvement. My breakouts are more severe around my time of the month, but I have active... READ MORE

I'm hoping to find some people to help me along my accutane journey. im a little scared about the inital breakout that people usually get but who knows i might be lucky and won't get it. Anyways, I just wanted to do a quick little review on my 3rd day. side effects: none yet Face: no changes... READ MORE

Well here we go. DAY 1 on 40 MG of Accutane. Nervous - Terrified - Optimistic. Unlike many of people here I was lucky and had clear skin MOST of my life. It was only after going off birth control pills in my late 30s that my skin when crazy! My sister had the same issues. We had developed... READ MORE

I've been dealing with acne issues since my college days. It's most recently gotten worse than ever before. I have been on every treatment out there. I had begun blue light therapy with the help of a handheld and had about a week of clearing and my acne is back with a vengeance. I'm very tired... READ MORE

Hey realself peeps... here's my accutane journey... I've battled acne since I was 11..thanks to my mum for getting jiggy with a man with who has this rampant wonderful gene called acne. acne gave me a break from the age of 13 - 16 but that was too good to be true. it came back with... 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

First off, I'd like to say that acne has never been a stranger in my life. I've suffered with it since I was 13 and I'm 23 now; therefore, it's been 10 very long years. My acne pretty much cleared up during my last year of high school and for all four years while I was at college. After I was... READ MORE

I am a 25 year old female from Perth, Western Australia and I have suffered a massive comedone and cystic acne problem from as long as I can remember. Currently in my 5th week of roaccutane and so far no improvements, just dryness and a MASSIVE breakout :-( hoping it starts to clear up soon as... READ MORE

Don't waste your time waiting for clear skin. I always wanted clear skin, but never knew how easy it would be. Only set back is the joint pain,muscle aches and fatigue. Hang in there it will be worth the wait!!! Luckily my insurance covered my monthly RX 100%. I feel my confidence boost after... READ MORE

I had a great experience with Accutane, or Clarus which is what I actually took. For the first three or four months I took 40mg once a day, and then the rest I alternated with taking one 40mg pill and two 40mg pill [to average at 60mg/day] Initially I had some drying, but nothing bad. After the... READ MORE

So this is my first review ever on this site and I'm hoping to get through this journey with others who are doing the same. I've struggled with acne for about 9 years now since the age of 15. I've tried pretty much anything you can think of from antibiotics to topical medications to three... READ MORE

Since I've joined the group, I've had little time to read posts and post my own journey but finally took time to write it. I am a 42 yr old mom of 2 children. I have depression (for years), some anxiety, PCOS, hive/itch issues, have suffered with acne since the age of 15, and cystic acne since... READ MORE

I have had acne for about 14 years. I have tried years worth of antibiotics and topicals and multiple combination of these. A lady told me about this drug in a nail salon she was currently on it and she said it was working for her. I have read the reviews and risks associated and I am willing to... READ MORE

Doesn't look like much but when strands this long take 30 years, and the loss rate, I will inevitably be bald. It's been three years. I am 111lbs and 5'3. He put me on 100mg of Accutane a day then added half way through treatment, 100mg of Sprinolactone. Overdosed for sure. I had adult acne,... READ MORE

I am a 31 year old female. I started suffering from cystic acne mainly on my face and back with occasional chest and upper arm breakouts after quitting birth control. I tried numerous other treatments that did not help, therefore now absorica. My dermatologist started me at 20mg because of my... READ MORE

Sorry it's long, but bear with me... I'm now 32 years old and have been plagued with extremely oily skin and moderate to severe cystic acne since I hit puberty at age 11. I had tried everything from creams, to washes, to oral antibiotics, restrictive diets, etc. My mother finally conceded to... READ MORE

As I'm sure most of you know, acne is the worst... Since I was 12, I have been struggling with it. At times it has been REALLY bad, other times, not so much. I have FINALLY decided that taking Accutane (actually Amnesteem), is worth it. Over the years, in my "good skin" phases, I would... READ MORE

I began my Accutane journey not too long ago. Roughly three weeks ago, and I began to notice the symptoms of dry skin and dry lips immediately. Which I don't mind because it reassures me that the medication is working. The frustrating part is the fact that I am breaking out ridiculously. I... READ MORE

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