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

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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
4/26/2012 9:33:02 AM

Reviewer: kjlars, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was on this for 6 months. While I was on it, I had continual dry lips and skin and constant bloody noses. I burnt if I was in the sun for even 5 minutes. The first two months my acne was the worst is has ever been, but it was worth putting up with all of these side effects. I have now been off of it for 2 years and this medicine has changed my life! I don't have anymore acne!!!! I still h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/15/2012 1:57:19 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I took this medication (claravis) at 24 to help with deep acne in my back and face. I had mostly out grown my teenage acne but I still had quite a bit of it. I originally started off with 40mg/dose. Within days I had peeling and dryness around my mouth, arms, and ears. My acne cleared up within a week and all seemed to go well. I had 4 beers over the course of 6 hours during a holiday. I had ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
12/20/2011 2:02:01 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had severe acne since age 14 and have tried every oral and topical medication out there. I just finished my 1st month on accutane and while my face is not perfect, the deep nodule acne is gone and it looks better overall. Severe chapped lips can be controlled with Burt's Bees chapstick during the day and vaseline at night. I recently started getting major back and joint pains. Haven' ... Show Full Comment

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.

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