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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Accutane Oral.

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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
3/11/2014 8:43:40 PM

Reviewer: Marpaz, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am an 18 year old girl and I'm about to start my final month of accutane. This experience is totally worth it (even though it's VERY expensive). After the first week of being on accutane my acne began to go away! although it didn't disappear completely till the 6th month(out of 8months) I've been almost 2 months acne free and it's great! With accutane the acne will supposedly ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
2/7/2014 12:30:27 AM

Reviewer: Michele , 13-18 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Deciding to go on Accutane was probably the best decision i've ever made. Being an 18 year old who has suffered from acne since becoming a teenager i had a lot of insecurties because of acne. I was on it for 6 months and my face hasnt been this clear since i was a child. I didnt have any serious issues but some pretty bad chapped lips, which was okay because i rather have chapped lips then an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/17/2014 11:58:24 AM

Reviewer: Denise, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have struggled with acne and VERY oily skin for over fifteen years. I have tried this medecine three times but this third time I stuck to it. It was very difficult and still is to take it because it is very uncomfortable with the nose bleeds, the dry lips, dry eyes. This is my fourth month on it and it has been a life change for me. My makeup never stayed on for more than an hour because of m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/9/2014 5:39:28 AM

Reviewer: 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 22 year old female that has struggled with acne for the past 10 years. I tried everything from topical treatments to anti-bacterial oral medications with nothing having a long-lasting or even definitive effect. Finally, my dermatologist decided to put me on Accutane and I cannot express to you how grateful I am that he made that choice. Since starting the treatment 5 months ago I have on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
11/11/2013 1:30:05 AM

Reviewer: m2hwb41, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I took Accutane 30 years ago when I was in my early 20's. I had gone to more than one dermatologist and had tried several oral and topical antibiotics, but when I stopped using them, the cysts came back and my skin was always worse than it was to start with. While I was on Accutane, my skin was an unholy mess. My face really broke out and then turned into a dry, flaking, peeling mess. (I c ... Show Full Comment

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