FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: ACCUTANE

User Comments:

For Acne “Accutane literally began working in a week. It was nearly a miracle. But it has super strange and horrible less known side effect: arthritis. Yes, being on this gives some women a temporary form of arthritis, especially in their hips.I’ve been on it for 3 months now, I haven’t had dry skin, I use plenty of home-made moisturizers. My lips peel completely about 5 times a day which is painful and gross. And I’m in constant pain from my hips down. I have a less common form of arthritis already, but for 3 months my hip (just one) has been in CONSTANT agony. It’s common for this pain, and it will go away after Accutane, and he suggested that I stop if the pain is so bad, but it’s been working MIRACLES on my face so I didn’t want to stop now, just for the acne to come back. I’m on 40mg a day, that’s only about half of what I should be taking for my body weight (the miligrams you should take is related to how much you weight).It’s even helping my scarring and discoloration.”

dawn19825 March 11, 2018

For Acne “Four years ago I took Accutane for 5months. It worked for my horrible acne and I haven’t had any breakouts since, but shortly after taking it I had side effects of hair loss and ingrown toenails to the point it was 1/2inch ingrown. Now four years later I continue to have ingrown toenails, I’ve had the surgically removed at least twice a year. It seems to be never ending.”

Bailey March 11, 2018

For Acne “Accutane has worked very well for me. Going in on month two soon and have seen amazing results. Before taking this I had very bad acne on my chin and neck area. One month in and almost all of it is gone. The only side affects I have had are dry skin and chapped lips. But I knew this may happen.”

Matt90 (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2018

For Acne “Everyone is different, whilst it is a good idea to do the research don’t let it stop you. My mum put it off for a while because I’m a teenager and she was worried about the whole “depression” side of things – yet again everyone reacts differently to the drug. So just some reassurance to parents out there, acne is depressing in itself, giving your kid the chance to be able to have good skin personally I think is the best thing to do! Has worked insanely good!”

taz (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 5, 2018

For Acne “Accutane was probably the best thing I’ve done so far in my life. I had heard awful things about the drug and people’s experiences just didn’t sound pleasant so I was rather worried. Thankfully I blocked out everything I read online and decided to try it for myself. The first few months I was confused because yes my skin was dry but nothing like people had been saying. I had a few aches and pains in my body which were annoying but nothing that stop me doing my day to day tasks. I also felt a bit more tired than normal but again, nothing crazy.At month 3 my skin was worse than ever, very dry and very very raw. This was the worst thing about the drug is that it gets worse before it gets better. Hang on in there, things change. From that point it started improving like never before. My advice is to not read negative reviews. Everyone has a different experience it so don’t be put off. However, the drug does come with side effects you should be aware of. Just take caution.”

Olivia March 4, 2018

For Acne “I started taking this in the summer of 2016 and it worked very well at removing my severe acne after about 6 months.But during this time I started feeling very low and anxious, and gave me depression and anxiety and had to leave university because of this. It worked wonders on my skin, despite not completing the full course, but I would truly truly urge anyone to be very aware of this drugs side effects and to stop taking it if they begin to feel similar to how I did.”

person March 1, 2018

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