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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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32 Years Old, One Child, Suffering from Acne, Zenatane 40 mg/day - California, CA

My story is just like everyone here who suffer from acne. I ve tried everything over the counter, tv commercial, prescriptions but nothing s working. I tried bc so many brands yaz, Yasmin, Diane but nothing has worked like it used to. I used to take Diane and it likes magic. My acne clear within... READ MORE

22, Tired of Struggling with Acne - Dallas, TX

So I had been having problems with my skin for a few years. All through my teens I didn't have any major break outs, what little issues I had were manageable with topical treatments. Unfortunately when my 20's hit my facial skin became a mess. I tried prescription anti biotics, retin-a,... READ MORE

19 With Cystic Acne out of NOWHERE - Largo, FL

Throughout high school and middle school my skin was absolutely flawless. I would occasionally have one or two pimples on my face but it was nothing I couldn't cover up with a little concealer. All of a sudden during the second semester of my first year of college I began to break out like no... READ MORE

Starting the Beauty Journey! - Baines

After having tried Clindamycin, an Acne antibiotic, my dermatologist suggested Accutane. Having been told the side effects and what not, i researched deeply on it. The reviews got more both excited and agitated though not hesitant at all. On the 16th of October i started my journey with 20mg/day... READ MORE

1 more month of accutane, Its really working :) (8 Month Run) - Northbrook, IL

Hello, My name is Andrew and i am a 14 year old teen. I have been struggling with severe cystic acne for almost three years. I had a very bad experience with the first dermatologist i went to see two years ago. Now I have had 13 different topical/oral antibiotics prescribed to me. I decided that... READ MORE

15 Years Old - Kinston

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

UK - 20yrs Old - Accuntane Blog

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

My 4 Months of the Worse Acne I Ever Had in my Life - San Antonio, TX

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

31 Years Old Female with Mild Acne - San Antonio, TX

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 Was 17, and Nothing Worked - Montreal, QC

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

The Start of my Accutane Journey! Florence, KY

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

23 Year Old, Been on This Battle Since Age 12. - Marlton, NJ

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

30yr Old on Accutane for Comedonal Acne - Melbourne, AU

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

25 Y/o Female, with Moderate Acne.

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

16 Years Old with Severe Acne - Oroville, CA

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

42 Year Old Mother | Moderate Cystic Acne | Developed After Going off Birth Control | North Bay, ON

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

Accutane / Isotretinoin Story for Young Female from the UK - Kent, GB

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

Accutane is SO WORTH it! - Sturgeon Bay, WI

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

25 Year Old with Massive Comedone Problem - Perth, AU

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

Isitronin 40 Mg. Richland, WA

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

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