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Isotretinoin
isotretinoin
ATC Code: D10BA01, Generic Medicine: Yes, Manufacturer: Not specified.
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Isotretinoin
isotretinoin
ATC Code: D10BA01, Generic Medicine: Yes, Manufacturer: Not specified.

Level of
Satisfaction

Level of Satisfaction 41%

What patients say...

Effectiveness 45%
Quantity of side effects 62%
Severity of side effects 56%
Ease of use 83%

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Isotretinoin

16/08/2017 | | 25moderated by Susan
isotretinoin (30) for acne / spots

Now in my 3rd month of 30 mg per day. Had a massive outbreak after 1 month, no way could I leave my house. In month 2 my back was so much better! My face is now beginning to recover, despite the eczema on my arms and horrid dry lips (Vaseline: apply, apply, apply * really helps!) my skin has become so much softer! You need to stick with it, it's definitely worth it! Another tip: Bioderma acne c...
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Isotretinoin

05/08/2017 | | 23moderated by Susan
isotretinoin (10mg) for acne / spots

I started on a course of Isotretonoin in January. At that point I had infected acne around my mouth which naturally made me really insecure. Tried everything the GP gave me but nothing helped. I started on 20 mg for 3 months and then went up to 30 mg until August. Had loads of side effects, my skin all over my body was dry, face and lips. Had lots of depressed episodes but I stuck with it. My f...
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Isotretinoin

07/06/2017 | | 37moderated by Philip
isotretinoin (10mg) for acne / spots

I've been on isotretinoin for about 3 months now for severe acne on my back and sometimes on my face and to date I have only noticed it getting worse. The acne on my back have all turned into boils that are red/big/swollen. I'd love to be rid of my acne but this is seriously not nice any more. I really hope it starts to work soon!
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Isotretinoin

05/10/2016 | | 20moderated by Susan
isotretinoin (20mg) for acne / spots

This is now my fifth month on these, started on 10 mg. I'm 20 years old and I've suffered with spots since I was 11. After having tried everything, including the pill, I went to a dermatologist. Dry lips to the max, sores in my nose, flaky skin around my eyes. Minimal effect on the acne and the dermatologist now wants me to move up to 30 mg and take a short course of prednisone too. The worst s...
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Isotretinoin

13/09/2016 | | 17moderated by Henry
isotretinoin (40mg) for acne / spots

I started taking my first course yesterday but since reading some of these reviews I'm starting to get a bit nervous and unsure about it all.. I have had acne since I was 11 (I'm now 17) and after trying so many different things I've finally ended up at the dermatologist. So my question is: does anyone have any tips for me for the moment? Really, seriously thanks ❤
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Isotretinoin

11/07/2016 | | 21moderated by Susan
isotretinoin (20mg) for acne / spots

I've been taking 40 mg a day for 3 months now and I haven't noticed any difference whatsoever, the doctor says that's totally normal but I think it's strange, does anyone know if this is normal and it will work eventually? The side effects are really noticeable, dry lips dry hair red face but still no result. :(
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Isotretinoin

23/05/2016 | | 34moderated by Susan
isotretinoin (20mg) for acne / spots

Spots on my back, head and buttocks. It does help but with bad side-effects. Dehydrated face/lips. It splits your lips and your face feels like it's being torn apart.
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Isotretinoin

22/05/2016 | | 47moderated by Henry
isotretinoin (20mg) for hair loss

I was prescribed this medicine because of a skin disease that I've had for years: folliculitis delcalvans. Other medicines for this have only ever helped marginally and are more for treating the symptoms than the problem itself. On this medicine, I was hopeful of an improvement but it actually seems like the skin disease has got worse. At the moment, I am not hopeful of a positive outcome. Does...
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Isotretinoin

28/04/2016 | | 19moderated by Philip
isotretinoin (20mg) for acne / spots

I've been using roaccutane for 3 months now. I get tired really easily and I've got chapped lips. Also lower libido and less self-confidence than before I started this course. Really horrible side effects but the worst thing is that the medicine isn't working. I'm now taking 60 mg a day and I've got to stay on it for another 3 months which I think is bad. Are there people who it hasn't worked f...
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Isotretinoin

09/03/2016 | | 18moderated by Susan
isotretinoin (20mg) for acne / spots

I use isotretinoin. I've got a question, do any of you know if you can use make up if you take isotretinoin capsules?
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Isotretinoin

26/01/2016 | | 48moderated by Henry
isotretinoin (20mg) for acne / spots

I really am very happy with how my acne has lessened. I'm getting compliments about how lovely my skin is. But… I'm now stopping after four months because the side-effects are too strong. I've got really bad insomnia, flickering in my eyes and above all really bad back pain radiating down to my legs. But now I'm hoping that the acne won't come back. In principle I had another three or four mont...
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Isotretinoin

17/11/2015 | | 30moderated by Henry
isotretinoin (20mg) for acne / spots

I have just started taking Isotretinoine, 20 mg a day. I've been on them for almost a week and the side effects started. It feels like my face is on fire and that everything's coming to the surface. And it's really hard to go to the toilet. And I've got really dry lips, but everyone's got that. I feel quite hazy/light-headed sometimes. I wonder if there is anyone else like this? I have been loo...
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