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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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

ACCUTANE JOURNEY-DARK SKIN Week One - Great Britain

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

Accutane, Dry Lips and What I Did to Help It Hardcore - New York, NY

I'm more than halfway into my 6 month treatment and more than anything (dry skin, mild temporary eczema on my hands, nosebleeds, impetigo on my lip from the dry lips, dry eyes) my dry lips have been the worst of it. I found myself putting on lip balm every 15 minutes or so just to keep my lips... READ MORE

Skin Rashes? - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Im currently taking 40 mg 2xs daily of zenatane. Im on a 5 month course. ......on my 6th week. At around week 4ish, i noticed an itchy, dry scaling rash developing on my wrists & back of hands. Some areas look similar to a ringworm so i started using topical antifungal cream. Is this common?... READ MORE

Starting the Accutane Journey Soon. Haverford, PA

I'm a 26 yr old African American female and I have suffered with acne most or all of my life. Over the years of trying to get treatment, during the initial consultation, the first location the dermatologist or aesthetician looks is at my face. But unfortunately, its not my face that's the... READ MORE

Accutane Saved Me - Syracuse, NY

I had horrible acne all throughout middle school and high school and it continuously got worse. I tried creams and oral medication but nothing worked. I had severe acne on my back and chest and moderate acne on my face and neck. It made me very self conscious and before leaving for college I... READ MORE

Accutane is Seriously Worth It!

I started on Accutane because I had a lot of little bumps that never really turned into spots, all over my face which left my face with terrible bumpy skin. I also had a moderate level of pimples, but i'd say something like average to a teenager ( I am 22 though). My pimples usually arrived... READ MORE

Accutane Sucks!!! Left Me with a Ton of Acne Scars - San Bruno, CA

I'm just going to say that accutane should only be used for people that suffer with severe acne. I had mild acne and since my dad recommened it, I decided to go on it and now my acne is no more but my skin is uneven and I have alot of acne scars. Especially under certain lighting. I would not... READ MORE

At the Time Was in my Mid 20's with Acne Vulgaris (Such a Horrid Name Too, to Make Matters Worse!) - Maleny, AU

I had acne from the age of 13 right through to 25 when a kind Dr decided i had suffered enough. I had tried everything, birth control pills, antibiotics, light therapy, diet, etc NOTHING WORKED. I didn't want to live anymore and told my Dr. She put me on roaccutane I only had to use it once as i... READ MORE

Starting Accutane Soon. And I'm Really Nervous. Port Saint Lucie, FL

I haven't started accutane but ive decided to about a month ago. I have been suffering with acne since I was about 13/14 and it's been an on and off battle with it. Right now I am 17 and a senior in highschool, I'm really embarrassed to go out and do things since I have really bad cysts on my... READ MORE

30 Years Old and Finally on Accutane! - Baltimore, MD

I'm writing this review to track my own progress and to possibly help someone else make the decision for or against Accutane. I've suffered with acne since my preteen years and it's been pretty bad at different times in my life. I started a taking Ortho Tri-Cyclin Lo on Novemever 1st and my skin... READ MORE

Accutane Was a Miracle for Me!!!!! - Ontario, CA

Year 2008 when I had this awful, scary, horrible acne in my face. I thought this was a curse for me! The sad thing too is I am working as a bartender, cashier so many people can see my face like that awful.I tried so many different products but it did not work until I ask my family doctor to... READ MORE

36 Yrs Old..starting Accutane Soon - Richmond, KY

I went my whole life and had only mild, hormonal acne. All of a sudden at age 35..I start getting really bad acne, mostly on my cheeks. Its been extremely embarrassing and has really taken a toll on my confidence. I'll be starting Accutane after my Dec 4th appt. Anyone around my age got any... READ MORE

20 Years Old - Utah, UT

My face was perfectly clear up until about 18 when I started taking birth control and since then my face broke out. I had a bunch of little tiny zits all over and tried literally everything and finally my dermatologist suggested accutane. I was so hesitant because I've only heard bad things. I... READ MORE

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