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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
10/6/2011 1:27:11 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I normally fine, but sometimes I get joint and muscle aches. I also get dry skin around the mouth area

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

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