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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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

7 Months of Accutane - Toronto, ON

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

Accutane - Week 2 - Milford, CT

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

Mom of 2, Age 41, Absorbica (Accutane) Improved My Quality of Life - Danbury, CT

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

26 Years Old Starting Isotretinoin (Accutane ) - Tallahassee, FL

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

3 Years Later Still Losing Hair Every Day - Depressed - Tarpon Springs, FL

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

Absorica (Accutane) - Adult Hormonal Acne

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

Battled Cystic Acne for 20 Years Before Trying Accutane. - Morgantown, WV

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

Started Accutane After 21 Years of Struggling with Acne - Raleigh, NC

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

26 Years Old and I Am Fed Up with Unnecessary Acne - Boston, MA

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

28 Years Old Male , From Morocco ( Acctuane 10 Mg / 3 Months ) Morocco

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

My Accutane Journey! - Melbourne, AU

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

17 Years Old... Went on It at Age 16 - Plymouth, MA

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

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