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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

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/3/2011 2:31:44 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
At age 37 I finally took this drug to treat acne I've had since 6th grade. I wish I would have done this 20 years ago, I LOVE IT. Yes, lips are chapped, skin is dry, but NO PIMPLES!! Even the old acne scars and pits seem to be smoothing out and fading. My skin feels smoother now than it has in years. No other side effects have been noticed. (I wonder if people with bad side effects took ... Show Full Comment

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