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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
9/13/2011 2:47:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on this medication for about two weeks now and have noticed some of the side effects. One of the major ones is dry and peeling lips. Have to keep putting ointment on my lips about 5-6 times a day. Also I've noticed that my face is peeling in certain spots and my scalp is very itchy. Other than that I haven't had any other problems. As for its effectiveness I can't tell ye ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
9/11/2011 8:17:04 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My son took this medication for his acne. It worked wonderful, unfortunately he experienced severe depression, moodiness, which is one of the serious side effects. He only stayed on the drug for 4 months instead of the 6 months. We had to take him off the drug, and hopefully he will return to his happy self again. Not sure if the drug was worth it.

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
8/23/2011 10:45:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
When starting this medication hearing the side effectsnstarted changing my mind about taking it. But i went with it because nothing else has worked. I have had acne bad for 5 years and I am only 20 years old. I've started taking this medication 3 months ago and no major side effects have occurred. the biggest is dryness, which is a given. First week of the treatment my acne got worse than ever ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
8/3/2011 6:44:44 AM

Reviewer: Misty, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took Accutane. No side effects except high cholestrol levels. Changed my life for the best!!! Nothing else worked. Thank God it was on the market.

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
6/10/2011 8:50:04 PM

Reviewer: CaliforniaGirl40, 35-44 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:
Went on two courses of Accutane in my 20's. Cleared up my skin for at least 10 years. Tried again at age 30 and experienced brain swelling and affected my vision, could not read. Such a shame since it has worked wonders for me in the past. My Dermatologist told me that 1 out of 100 patients experience swelling of the brain which puts pressure on the ocular nerves, causing blurred vision. ... Show Full Comment

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