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  5 out of 5 stars | Average rating from 6 reviews

Accutane: Accutane is a form of vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly.

Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is usually given after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
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5 out of 5 |   Reviewed on

A last ditch resort, but close to 100% effective

If you can bear the common side effects (extremely dry skin, lips, eyes, nose, etc.), joint soreness, depression, hair thinning, etc., then this is definitely a treatment to try if nothing else has worked for you to clear up your acne. The whole treatment program is typically 4-6 months, and in some difficult cases up to 9 months. If you…
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If you can bear the common side effects (extremely dry skin, lips, eyes, nose, etc.), joint soreness, depression, hair thinning, etc., then this is definitely a treatment to try if nothing else has worked for you to clear up your acne. The whole treatment program is typically 4-6 months, and in some difficult cases up to 9 months. If you complete the whole treatment cycle, you will often never have acne again....ever. There have been a few reports which show some potential permanent, or long-term, effects from taking Accunane for acne, but the FDA still maintains that this is a safe drug to take.
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5 out of 5 |   Reviewed on

Killed My Acne, But Long-Lasting Side Effects?

I used Accutane during high school in two separate treatments before it became much more regulated.

My first round of Accutane, I did not have to take "psychological" tests before getting my prescription.

As I was young, I did not research this medicine much in regards to side effects. I feel like…
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I used Accutane during high school in two separate treatments before it became much more regulated.

My first round of Accutane, I did not have to take "psychological" tests before getting my prescription.

As I was young, I did not research this medicine much in regards to side effects. I feel like it may have altered my hormone balance as it contains testosterone and apparently alters things like Dopamine and Seratonin in your brain. I feel like this drug has long-lasting side effects but I have never consulted a doctor about this.

I was never depressed or suicidal during my treatments, but I feel NOW that my hormones may have suffered from treatment. I cannot be on any type of birth control because my hormones react too extreme.

That being said, this will kill acne like no other antibiotic or topical medication. Depending on your skin, the sensitivity and side effects can differ. I did not suffer from extreme dryness or redness, but my brother did. Your skin peels off and reveals perfect skin underneath.

Almost ten years later, my skin looks great. It's not as good as it was when I was on this treatment, but I am certain my face would have deeper pores and more scarring had I not taken Accutane.
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5 out of 5 |   Reviewed on

Strong, but effective

It will really dry your face out, but it works. You'll need lots of chapstick, but for serious cases where other things dont work, it does the trick.

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5 out of 5 |   Reviewed on

Want to Treat Acne? Use Accutane

I have been really conscious about my self-grooming but acne had been a headache for me since late teen age period. I used various products available in the market but none was effective upon me. Finally, for the treatment of acne I went to a dermatologist who gave me medicine named Accutane. After eating one tablet daily for almost six…
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I have been really conscious about my self-grooming but acne had been a headache for me since late teen age period. I used various products available in the market but none was effective upon me. Finally, for the treatment of acne I went to a dermatologist who gave me medicine named Accutane. After eating one tablet daily for almost six months, I have got clear skin with no excessive oil. As I also had oily skin thus I found it best for my skin. I would suggest those who have a dry skin should even take it. However, along with this tablet don’t forget to use moisturizer to keep your skin moderately glooming. You will definitely find it, if not best, then a good treatment for dry skin.
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5 out of 5 |   Reviewed on

Accutane Works!

At the age of 14, like many teens I also got infected with acne. I used acne soap and lotion which my brother had used during his teen to treat acne. Thankfully, within 1 month my acne disappeared but unfortunately at the age of 19, acne problem came back and this time it was a severe one for which nothing…
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At the age of 14, like many teens I also got infected with acne. I used acne soap and lotion which my brother had used during his teen to treat acne. Thankfully, within 1 month my acne disappeared but unfortunately at the age of 19, acne problem came back and this time it was a severe one for which nothing worked out. So, I rushed to skin specialist who prescribed me Accutane tablet daily for 9 months and finally I have said acne Bye! Bye! I am now 30 years old but not even single mark of acne exists which force me to say Accutane is the best treatment I’ve tried yet or you would ever discover.
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5 out of 5 |   Reviewed on

Great product, the best treatment for acne

I've always had an issue with skin breakouts. One would go away and another flares up. I've suffered from persistent acne since 10th grade. I started using Accutane and treated my acne problem *immediately*. I will still have the occasional breakout from time to time, but I noticed they are much smaller. Although this treatment tends to dry out the…
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I've always had an issue with skin breakouts. One would go away and another flares up. I've suffered from persistent acne since 10th grade. I started using Accutane and treated my acne problem *immediately*. I will still have the occasional breakout from time to time, but I noticed they are much smaller. Although this treatment tends to dry out the skin, I still love using this product. It is the most effective treatment out there.
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