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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Absorica oral.

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7 Total User Reviews

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1-5 of 5
Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
9/14/2015 9:20:15 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am on my 4th month of absorbica. My first month i was on 40 mg and my skin cleared up after the first month! I have dry lips, dry eyes, and sometimes get lower back pain, but it is sooo worth it! I have no acne and feel so confident. It is pretty hard to stay out of the sun and not drink, but I know it will be worth it in the long run :) My dr says my skin looks perfect, but wants me to stay wit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
4/8/2015 6:45:01 PM

Reviewer: Marykinca, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My son is on his 4th month of Absorica and finally starting to see real results. He took a 6 month course of a generic Accutane one year ago. Initially the first course of medicine brought results but four months after completion of the 6 month treatment his acne returned worse than ever. His dermatologist recommended trying Absorica. He is finding less side effects with Absorica. Previously ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
11/11/2014 7:26:05 PM

Reviewer: collegestudent3, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm on my 14th or 15th day and so far my acne isn't as bad, but there are some acne still developing. My dermatologist said it would get worst before it got better. My skin on my face and hands are dry. I've had really bad chapped lips to the point where they split, but that's because I was in DC for the first few days and I didn't have my Vaseline. Using Vaseline or the Vaseli ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
10/15/2014 11:21:08 AM

Reviewer: Jess17, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am just starting my second month of Absorica, and so far the only cons is the dry lips, and dry skin. I have also developed eczema. On the plus side, my acne and the severity of it has decreased significantly, which is a huge plus. My skin is very sensitive to sunlight now, so I definitely recommend sunscreen. So far, so good. I will post again when I complete my course, which is 5 months.

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
6/24/2014 11:27:03 PM

Reviewer: jenn1990, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I’m a 23 year old female who has had acne issues since about 12 years old. Topicals like Differin got me through my teen years until my adult acne started up around age 21. I tried an antibiotic called Solodyn, which worked wonderfully, but isn't a permanent fix unless you want to take it every day for the rest of your life. My doctor told me my long-term struggle with acne made me a prime ... Show Full Comment

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