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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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

Accutane (Zenatane)

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

Never Acne in Highschool, Now Im 21 and Have It!!??

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

26 Year Old Female, Moderate Acne, Accutane Treatment - Las Vegas, NV

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

30 Year Old Mom on Absorica

After 15yrs + struggling with acne, treating with Differin, antibiotics, birth control, Proactive and every OTC product out there I ditched my Dermatologist and Primary MD and started seeing an aesthetician. After 5 years of very little help and $100/mo in treatments I got pregnant and my skin... READ MORE

21 Young Lady with an Insistent Acne Problem - Angola, LA

I'm 21 and I have acne ever since I was 10. It was pretty bad for me and I got to a point that I was starting to have it even on my back and chest. I've tried everything from lotions, creams to soaps and minocin, IT DIDNT WORKED, NOTHING WORKED and I was still there wasting thousands of dollars... READ MORE

22 Years Old, Struggling with Self Esteem from Acne - Surrey, BC

So after struggling with moderate to severe acne since I was 13, my doctor finally decided to put me on accutane. I have tried everything. EVERYTHING. Nothing has ever worked. My self esteem is basically non-existent. I refuse to leave the house without makeup on (I haven't gone out without... READ MORE

Spironolactone Solved My Adult Acne Problem - Dallas, TX

I had literally given up and decided that I would go ahead and do Accutane (although I didn't want to) because no doctor or products (I tried them ALL) had helped the adult acne I was experiencing for more than 10 years. The worst part was that I had it on my chest, back and shoulders as well. I... READ MORE

42 Yr Old Professional, Mom on 2nd Round of Accutane

I had extremely clear skin until going off to college and then the cystic acne started- anywhere from 1-10 around my chin area at any given time. My self esteem plummeted, didn't want to go to class, avoided people and functions, grades suffered. It was a complete 180 degree downward turn since... READ MORE

33 Years Old Starting Accutane (Zenatane) Omaha, NE

I am just staring Zenatane 40mgs, once per day. I have persistent acne that scars, and every topical and antibiotic I have been on has not helped. I have been dealing with acne since I was 15. I have been seeing a dermatologist and he recommended I start accutane. He said I would be a great... READ MORE

26 year old female suffering with acne. Maplewood, NJ

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

41 Year Old Mom of 2 Starting Isotretenoin Tomorrow! - Chicago, IL

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

18 Years Old with Cystic Acne - Rochester, MN

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

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