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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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

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

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