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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
7/3/2013 3:36:50 PM

Reviewer: Mitis, 25-34 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 got acne in third grade, and between then and my senior year of high school I went to my dermatologist at least 3 times per year. No treatment would really clear up the acne, and when I was 17 I went on Accutane. My acne was gone within 2 weeks, and I can definitely recall my face being incredibly dry. I remember smearing Carmex on my nose often. I was told I'd probably be much more aggr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
5/20/2013 2:07:10 AM

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 took it over 10years ago and by far only way to guarantee no more pimples or at least few n far between :)) me my younger brother and mom have all taken and had amazing results !!

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
5/2/2013 11:04:48 AM

Reviewer: gina, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
my dermatologist started me on accutane 20 mg once a day for 5 days ,stop for 2 days ,and on for 5days for one month. does this sound correct to treat acne. Should he have given me 2 doses , iam 95 lbs

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
2/26/2013 10:12:58 AM

Reviewer: vbbackdoc, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I understood going into this that the drug had severe side effects. Before I took the drug, I was suicidal from low self esteem due to the severity of the acne. So I felt I had nothing to lose! I took the drug in my late 20's. I am now in my mid-late 50's. I've experienced plenty of the negative side effects. I have hyperpigmentation in my legs which makes them look dirty. So I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
12/17/2012 12:33:04 AM

Reviewer: Tvelazquez9579, 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:
Battled cystic acne since i was 13 (i'm 33), and I'm on my third round of accutane. Round one of the brand name drug worked wonders in 5 months and I was pimple free for two years. Only side effect was constipation and dry skin plus of course the breakout period, then 2 years later I had twin babies and my acne cysts came back in full force. I was put on the generic Clavaris Accutane a ... Show Full Comment

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