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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Sorry it's long, but bear with me... I'm now 32 years old and have been plagued with extremely oily skin and moderate to severe cystic acne since I hit puberty at age 11. I had tried everything from creams, to washes, to oral antibiotics, restrictive diets, etc. My mother finally conceded to... READ MORE

As I'm sure most of you know, acne is the worst... Since I was 12, I have been struggling with it. At times it has been REALLY bad, other times, not so much. I have FINALLY decided that taking Accutane (actually Amnesteem), is worth it. Over the years, in my "good skin" phases, I would... READ MORE

I began my Accutane journey not too long ago. Roughly three weeks ago, and I began to notice the symptoms of dry skin and dry lips immediately. Which I don't mind because it reassures me that the medication is working. The frustrating part is the fact that I am breaking out ridiculously. I... READ MORE

Hi Everybody , ive been on acctuane treatment for 3 Months Now ( Im sorry if i made language mistakes mY native language is arabic Lol ) , i want to tell you Guys My story of batelling acne , i was like acne free all my life , it was a miracle my brother had it me nop , so ve been using... READ MORE

Today I started taking my first accutane capsule! :) I was put on 20mg every second day by my skin doctor for the 1st 2 weeks. And if I tolerate it well, I'm going to take 20mg every day. I'm a 15 year old female and has moderately severe acne. Tomorrow is Monday, and I'm pretty nervous because... READ MORE

This was the best decision I ever made! Last summer I didn't leave my house due to how bad my acne was. I started Accutane at the end of August and it worked immediately. I can't describe how good it felt to finally wake up to the feeling of clear skin! I had no bad side effects except for dry... READ MORE

Accutane save my life I always use makeup to cover my face with all my pimple blemish until I decide to take the med which am soooo happy now I can go make up free anywhere and feel good about my face my experience with the medication was extreme dryness of body and lips crack lips and low in... READ MORE

I am 21 years old and I have been suffering severe cystic acne since I was 19. In these almost 3 years I have been prescribed 4 oral antibiotics, 2 types of topical treatment and tried various acne cleanser lines including clique, Mary Kay, clean and clear, proactive and Vichy. Not only are my... READ MORE

I started getting cystic acne around 19 years old, and went to see a dermatologist who recommended Accutane. But after reading about the side effects I decided I didn't want to risk it. But by the age of 24, I had tried every antibiotic and cream and nothing was really working. My acne was... READ MORE

Hi guys :) Thought I would use this as a journal for myself as well as giving others some more information about my experience. I have had persistent acne from the age of 14 and have always been paranoid of it. I would never wear t-shirts or dresses if I could avoid it and for me, I struggled... READ MORE

I am a 20 year old female. I have been dealing with acne since I was 12 or 13. I have tried everything. I have been using Epiduo for the last year (hence why my skin isn't absolutely terrible). When I do break out, the pimples are under the skin and extremely painful. My doctor has been trying... READ MORE

I am only on my 3rd month of 40mg accutane and so far it is one of the best experiences i have gone through. I started with acne all over my face, nose, cheeks, chin you name it! It was mostly cystic. If you have any guestions I will be more then happy to answer them! My insurance covers most of... READ MORE

After i was suffering with the acne on my face, for quit long time, i decided to go check in the doctor, so after trying all types of cream med, allergic med, fungus med, pimple med, i mean mane it and i try it but nothing, it go first few days than come back, i the doctor told me to use... READ MORE

I would like to share how it was my experience using accutane pills.the first thing is that i had 10 years with a serious acne problem.i tried many creams, antibiotic pills,everything and nothing worked. A friend told me about doctor noah sheinfeld,i went to his office and he said i need... READ MORE

Hi, my name is Marlen and I had been dealing with severe acne since I was in middle school. I tried everything that people kept recommended and nothing worked it actually made things worse. I told my mom I wanted to see a dermatologist and here I am trying it out. I will update y'all every month... READ MORE

My acne isn't so bad. I mostly get pimples on my cheeks when I have my period. But I have acne scars & my dermatologist recommends I go on accunate to prevent future scarring & future pimples. I'm hesitant to go on it cause accutane is for cystic acne which I don't have. So I need advice on... READ MORE

Cystic acne runs in my family. But it really didn't effect me until I turned 18, before that I had pretty much clear skin and then all hell broke loose on my face, chest, and back. It was awful. I was so embarrassed. I went and started accutane and 5 months later (40 mg), I had clear skin. I... READ MORE

I took my first pill today , oh what a relief! If you knew how I struggled to get his medication prescribed to me... I celebrated with my best friend bc I was so happy, we went to the beach and the restaurant. Anyway I am a little bit tired so I will just upload a pic of the acne at its worse... READ MORE

(PICTURES MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME PEOPLE) Hello, this is my first review on accutane so I hope I explain everything well. I'm 15 years old (16 in July), 124 pounds and I've been battling with extremely severe cystic acne for 2 years. I was prescribed with Accutane Roche 40mg by my... READ MORE

So I have had acne since I was 13 and I have tried pretty much every acne medicine with the one exception of accutane. I had been asked years ago by my dermatologist if I was interested in it and I had always said no because the timing was bad. The past few years my skin has been manageable,... 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 378 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more