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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/8/2008 8:21:04 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After years of topical drugs and creams combined with different Tetracycline regiments, a prescription antibiotic, I had had very little success and needed results. Although I was somewhat apprehensive, due to the effects of high doses of Vitamin A (Accutane) on one's liver, I made the decision with my dermatologist to begin a 5 month cycle (20mg in the morning and 40mg at night). Studies have ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/5/2008 12:02:26 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
It has been 24 yrs since I have been on this drug I had acne so bad , I could not shower with my back to the nozzle. I was on the single dose for 6 months, that did nothing , then I went on the double.. It started to do some work.. but it came back. I finally at the time went on the max which if I recall was triple dose.. Had severe dry lips , nose bleeds.. etc. After 25 yrs , I still have scar ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/4/2008 8:30:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I took accutane for 6 months and it worked well, my acne was really bad and it cleared it up. At the end of 2007, i started noticing that my hair was falling out,didn't think to much of it but then i notice that it was not falling out it started to break off, so now i have patches of hair that is no longer than 4" from the root and it is still breaking off.if i had to do this all over aga ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/2/2008 3:05:26 PM

Reviewer: Paula, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I would not recommend Accutane to anyone due to the long term side effects I still struggle with. My skin was very dry while on the medication, but I have been off Accutane for seven years now and my lips are still severly dry. It doesn't matter what I use, my lips crack and bleed to the point that sometimes I cannot smile very big for fear of the skin on my lips tearing and bleeding. It is ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/2/2008 2:38:49 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 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 love accutance. this is my 2nd treatment with the 1st treatment being too low, the 2nd treatment has exceeded my expectations. the blood work, dc visits & filling the script w/in 7 days is a pain in the butt for a new mother w/two jobs but its for sure the best thing i have tried. it totally beats out those other "creams" and antibiotics. a plus though is the dc visits are only abo ... Show Full Comment

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