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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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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

I Am 23 Year and Have 1 Child and Married. Houston, TX

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 a 21 Year Old Feeling Discouraged...Brandon, MB

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

Halfway Through Accutane Treatment - Nevada, NV

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

18 Yr Old Female Starting Roaccutane to Treat Bacne - Melbourne, AU

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

20 Year Old, Just Starting Claravis - Westport, CT

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

20 Year Old/ Accutane

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

25 Old,a Mother of a 8 Months Baby. New York, NY

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

18 Years Old, Very Oily Face and LOTS OF PIMPLES. - Sugar Land, TX

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

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