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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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

Doesn't look like much but when strands this long take 30 years, and the loss rate, I will inevitably be bald. It's been three years. I am 111lbs and 5'3. He put me on 100mg of Accutane a day then added half way through treatment, 100mg of Sprinolactone. Overdosed for sure. I had adult acne,... READ MORE

I am a 31 year old female. I started suffering from cystic acne mainly on my face and back with occasional chest and upper arm breakouts after quitting birth control. I tried numerous other treatments that did not help, therefore now absorica. My dermatologist started me at 20mg because of my... READ MORE

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

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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 380 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more