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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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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

Thank You Realself Community for Sharing How to Remove Scars and Granulomas

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

Accutane Last Option

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

25, Asian on Tane - Philippines

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

30 Year Old Female (Acne for 15+ Years) - Richland, WA

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

27 Year Old Female.

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

Ready for a Change - Bronx, NY

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

28 Years 20 Mg

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

Accutane. New York, NY

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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