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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
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

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
6/30/2010 12:38:33 PM

Reviewer: Sheddy, 25-34 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 acne issues since college (now 32). Nothing worked. So, my dermatologist suggested Accutane. He suggested a 4 month treatment. I have now been on it for 3 1/2 months and I have seen little progress. My dermatologist assures me that it will clear up within the month. However, I am growing weary. In the first few months I experienced mood swings,bouts of anger and crying spells. I am stil ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
5/3/2010 4:35:07 PM

Reviewer: NBMN, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been using isotretinoin for just 3 weeks--my skin has lost its oily shine, I have only had one new pimple in the last week. My lips are chapped & I drink tons of water, but no other side effects. After 30 years of acne, this is like a miracle! I have had numerous comments on how great my skin looks. VERY pleased!

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
11/21/2009 4:32:54 PM

Reviewer: xx, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I underwent a course of isotretinoin after having moderate acne that wasn't helped by other oral or external treatments. The severity of the drug makes it a serious commitment, but I'm very satisfied with the results. It has been 2 years, and I very rarely have trouble with acne. When I do, it is mild and most often simply stress or hormone- related. I'm very satisfied.

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