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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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Mild Acne, but I Have More Scars - Anderson Island, WA

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

Accutane Works! - Carson City, NV

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

Finally , I Am on Accutane - Chicago, IL

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

15 years old / Severe Cystic Acne

(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

25 Year Old with Moderate Acne For Over a Decade - Madison, WI

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

32 Year Old Black Female with Nodular Acne & Scarring - Atlanta, GA

I just started accutane today. I did extensive research on this medicine before I requested it from my dermatologist. I believe the benefits out weigh the risk, but I will track my progress and the side effects. I am on 40mg (20mg twice a day). I began my regiment with breakfast because the... READ MORE

Second Round of Accutane, Hope This Rids My Acne for Good! - Garden City, NY

I had acne on my face, chest and back since I was 12, and after two years of antibiotics and topicals I was looking at Accutane as a last resort. After 6 months on a 30mg dose of Roaccutane, my skin was perfect. I got the occasional pimple from my period but for the next three years I had all... READ MORE

Starting Accutane in a Less Than a Month! - Covington, GA

I plan to keep you all updated on my Journey with Accutane. I went to the Dermatologist yesterday morning and told my doctor about how my acne hadn't gotten any better with the products I had previously been prescribed. She described my acne as mild to moderate but thinks that Accutane will help... READ MORE

My Accutane journey! - Palo Alto, CA

I have acne since I can remember, in high school, my face is always covered by acnes, and including my back and chest, and legs. After high school, I discover a facial wash that cured my acnes. So when in college, my face was very white and clear for the most part. I also became a pretty girl in... READ MORE

Accutane Results. Freehold, NJ

If you are considering taking accutane, I fully recommend it. I was 16 years old when I started it and my face was broken out all over the place. I tried dermatologist medications I took pills and tried over the counter washes and ointments. Nothing worked. I would not leave the house without... READ MORE

23 Years Old, Giving a Try to Accutane - Beverly Hills, CA

I have suffered from acne since age 13, it actually got better after trying tetracycline. However it still got back, I have bumps on my neck, oily skin, old acne scars and dark spots on face. Enough is enough and i am looking for a permanent solution. I had to stop accutane for 1 week, because i... READ MORE

Accutane - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Acne runs in my family. However, my acne only started when I was 20 years old. I started getting cystic acne on my jaw line, by my ears and it eventually spread to my cheeks. Acne has severely affected my self esteem to the point where I sometimes avoid going in public. When I'm out and... READ MORE

19 Years Old, Long Time Acne Sufferer - Frankston, AU

This is my first review of Accutane even though I've been on it since March 1st. So I'm sorry for the essay of a review. A little bit about myself, I've had mild - bad cystic acne since I was about 14, but it didn't begin to get worse until I was about 15. Like a lot of people that has acne, it... READ MORE


Heyyy everyone! I am a 20 year old girl(african background) battling acne for the past 7 years. I started getting little random spots when i was around 11 but i put it down to a change in the enviroment as i had just recently moved to the Uk. As i adjusted to the enviroment i just got random... READ MORE

21 Year Old Finally Beginning Accutane. - Kansas City, MO

I'm a 21 year old transgender male who is finally beginning accutane treatment. I've suffered from acne since I was around 13 years old. It was more severe my first run in with puberty. I've tried many different types of topical treatments and oral antibiotics throughout the years. The type of... READ MORE

25 Years After Accutane - Marietta, GA

I'm so shocked to find out that Accutane has been discontinued. What a wonderful drug. I took it when I was 26, and now I'm 50. I had always had acne, since about 13. It was an embarrassment during high school. I didn't date, and people made fun of me. It got better during college and returned... READ MORE

22 Years Old 115 Pounds Mild to Serious Acne on a Daily Basis. Clifton Park, NY

I have struggled with acne (everything from cystic acne to blackheads and pitted whiteheads) since I was 11. I was embarrassed my whole life and avoided all sorts of activities and events because of my embarrassment and low self esteem. I started about three months ago on 60mg for six months. I... READ MORE

24yr Old Male Starting Accutane for Moderate/severe Acne - Ann Arbor, MI

HI everyone Im a 24yr old African American male. Ive been suffering with cystic acne since i was 14yrs old. Ive been to many dermatologist who have just prescribed me tropical ointment and antibiotics. which all have left my skin worse than what it was. I was able to get my skin somewhat under... READ MORE

32 Year Old Female Fed Up with Acne, Starting Accutane - Manitowoc, WI

I am a 32 year old female and have had acne for almost ten years now. Since starting my teaching job, between the stress hormonal changes, and having a child acne has ruled my face. It has come and gone and I have tried many different acne methods both medical and natural. I finally had enough... READ MORE

41 Year Old Mother with Severe Acne and Scars. - Chapel Hill, NC

I am a 41 year old mother that has had many battles with acne. My acne had gotten so bad that my pimples were painful. I, unfortunately, would pick at them and pop them just to have some relief. But that was not the right thing to do. I would get open sores on my face and they would take... READ MORE

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