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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Starting Accutane In August, Super Excited ! I can't really say much now, I've been taking the birth control , I just hope this works, I have no confidence. I won't even leave my house anymore.. I also play sports and it's just so stressful, I hate my skin.. I can't even enjoy my teen years... READ MORE

I have my first appointment to be prescribed accuntane on Monday. I am excited to get it over and done with and start the course. I am 20 years old and suffer with moderate acne. I do not have big cystic spots, I have loads of pimples and white heads dotted around my whole face. The colouring... READ MORE

I'm 21 years old and this review is about trying accutane for the first time. Today was my first pill, I was excited to try it so i can finally be acne free. And to be back to normal without worrying about my look and self esteem. I'm nervous about my acne getting worse in the first weeks and... READ MORE

I just started with Accutane on Monday at 30mg twice a day. I started on Accutane after using spironolactone for a year because of moderate acne. The last 6 months of that year I was at 150mg per day and that is what cleared my acne for the most part and decreased my breakouts to maybe 1 or 2 a... READ MORE

I chose to write this review for people who just cant deal with their acne anymore. I tried everything and nothing worked. I got the chance to meet a dermatologist who told me that accutane would give me baby skin. I took the chance, didnt have second effects, after 6 months my skin was clear... READ MORE

I decided to subscribe to Realself because for the first month it was all I read. Everyone's journals, Q&A, and photos were very very helpful and kept me staying positive! With that said, I decided to make some reviews and weekly updates myself. Even if no one reaponds, this will be therapeutic... READ MORE

Ok so i have been battling acne since age 12 as the title suggests. I've been through at least 4 dermatologists with little success. Until my recent one, she put me on antibiotics which worked great however, after 3 months of being off of it, the acne came back with full force so she decided to... READ MORE

Hey all, I have been struggling with tiny blocked pores for the last 7 months. I have tried microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, antibiotics and topicals. My derm decided to put me on accutane 10mg a day for at... READ MORE

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

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

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

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

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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 379 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more