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 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

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

I finally decided to talk to my dermatologist about Accutane largely because of reading all of the awesome reviews on here! I just turned 31 years old, and have suffered from mild/moderate bouts of acne in the past 3-4 years. Nothing major or cystic, but still- persistent. My skin was clear... READ MORE

Just for a brief run down, I've suffered from acne for about 9 years now, started when I was 12 and just beginning puberty and still have it to this day (turned 20 a week ago). My acne is moderate to severe persistent acne, I get the occasional cystic pimple but my case is more the amount on my... READ MORE

I am 25 and have really struggled my whole life with acne. I have tried everything. Recently my face has started to clear on its' own minus the few occasional breakouts. My back is really bad though. I am really worried about my face and starting this Accutane. I will be on 40mg/once a day for 6... READ MORE

I used to be injected with permanent filler..after 4 years, my face has some bumpies near the cheeks, so it makes my skin not smooth. i have done 11 times erbium laser, 4 times CO2 fractional lasers, 11 times dermaroller with 2mm needles and injected with hyrolunic dase which makes my face has... READ MORE

I suffered from acne for more than a decade. I tried all OTC and other remedies, nothing made a significant change. Accutane is the only thing left to try. I do not have any high expectations just hope it limits the frequency of acne occurring. I am starting on 40 mg. I have uploaded pictures... READ MORE

I started having pimples when i was 14 but continue all troughout college but it was just mild acne not until May this year after my husband and i had our 5 days vacation in Palawan Philippines a lot of pimples are popping out. Comes June when i have these painful cyst almost all over my face.... READ MORE

I have been a sufferer of cystic acne for years, probably since I was about 13-15. Middle school and high school were very difficult for me and an endless effort to cover and conceal the bumps and marks and spots all over my face. Cystic acne is traumatizing for a teen. It is impossible to... READ MORE

Battled acne for almost 10 years. It was bearable until age 24. It has gotten worse around the cheek area. My dermatologist had been trying to get me to go on isotretinoin (accutane) for almost 2 years but I was hesitant. Finally I decided to go for it. I didn't want to ruin my skin any longer.... READ MORE

I have been dealing with acne for what seems like for ever; Approximately 12 years. I have tried it all (birth control pills, topicals (retinoid), antibiotics (topical and oral))...and the natural route (honey, apple cider vinegar, charcoal, changes in diet/juicing, aloe vera, turmeric, and the... READ MORE

Hi I use to take isotretinoin when i was 17 amazing results. And two months ago i got super bad acne here in usa is so much process for a women to get this prescribe so in my desperation i order it online in a canadian website and it work as good just it was 100 per box of 20 mg. super happy... READ MORE

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

I Just started today day 1 40mg a day no symptoms so far so far so good I've only been going to the bathroom #1 just because I'm drinking a lot of water I can't wait to see how fast I see result im using vaseline for lip and aveeno intense moisturizer and so that about it for now until next... 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 380 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more