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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
11/10/2013 12:04:44 PM

Reviewer: Steve, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a 52 year old male who has endured cystic acne (that's what I call it) since my teenage years. I would describe it as regular acne breakouts on my face and torso with a bonus: painful cysts on my scalp, face, neck, behind the ears and torso too. Finally, a new dermatologist recommended isotrentenoin. I had never heard of it. I was prescribed Amnesteem. I have been taking it for 2 1 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
12/27/2012 3:15:04 PM

Reviewer: longhorn2012, 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:
I am a 24 year old male. I have had acne since I was 13. I was over it. I began taking accutane in the spring of my 3rd year of college. To put it simply, it changed my life. With only dry skin as my symptoms, it was easy to handle. About 6 months, however, I began to break out just as bad as before. So, I started another round of treatmen for 7 months. It went just as well as before, except that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
6/17/2012 11:42:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took this medication while i was in high school, my junior year. After going through junior high and some of high school with severe untreatable acne, that effected my self-esteem and confidence a great deal. I am not 4 years out of college and ever since I had taken accutane my skin is flawless. I did not experience any abnormal side effects, just dry skin(which you get with other acne ointm ... Show Full Comment

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

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