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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Accutane (Claravis 40 Mg 2xs a Day for 5mnths - San Antonio, TX

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

Almost 30 Years Old with Mild to Severe Adult Acne

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

Accutane

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

30 YO with Acne for 5 Years Now. Stoneham, MA

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

33 Years Old, 2 Kids, Frustrated and a Tarnished Self Esteem

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

20 Yr Old Accutane Round 2 - Corvallis, OR

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

35 Yr Old on Accutane - Oklahoma City, OK

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

Finally Starting my Accutane Journey! Toledo, OH

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

24 Year Old Female Struggled With Acne Since Age 15 - Round 2 of Accutane - Medina, OH

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

28 Years Old..starting Accutane Treatmen! Eek! - Australia, AU

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

Need to Find My Self Confidence Again...... - North Bay, ON

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

31 Year Old Female - Mixed Race, Brown Skin - Accutane Journal - Las Vegas, NV

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

14 Year-old, Severe Acne Completely Cleared Up in 5 Months

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

25 Years Old, Accutane Success for Gram Negative Folliculitis - Long Beach, CA

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

23 year old female; trying different skin care measures after deciding against Accutane - Greenville, SC

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

Accutane Log, 45kg Female

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

35 Year Old

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

Accutane Treatment Works Great! I Highly Recommend It - Madison, AL

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

20 Years Old, Just Starting Accutane - Perth, AU

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

25 and Starting! - Oklahoma City, OK

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

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