... total of 6 months, but thought my acne would be fine after only taking 5 full months of Accutane. When I began the medication I only had mild acne but wanted clear skin. It's embarrassing to be almost 30 and still have acne. I honestly cannot tell that the Accutane has helped at all. I only have one month to go. Does this sound normal? I expressed my concerns when I saw my Dr for my month 3 visit and he said that some people see quick results while others are "like turtles, and it takes awhile". I don't have awhile, I only have 30 days left? Does this stuff really work? I would hate to think it doesn't since I've experienced all of the horrible side effects such as extremely dry/chapped lips, dry skin, nose bleeds, loss of libido, and extreme fatigue
At least fifty per cent of patients with acne are lucky enough to have a permanent cure after a single course of isotretinoin (Accutane). Others however need subsequent courses.
Some patients with acne respond unexpectedly slowly and incompletely to isotretinoin. The reasons are thought to be:
Secondary infection with Staphylococcus aureus
- Accutane Information for Consumers
- Accutane Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Accutane (detailed)
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