Spiegepj wrote:I am starting Accutane tomorrow for Acne. I was wondering if anyone has taken the drug or has any experience with it. I was just wondering how long it takes to work and what side effects people experienced. I really appreciate it...I am a little nervous about it.
Best drug ever. I had pretty serious acne. Retin-A didn't work...some other prescribed topical drug didn't work. Accutane was beastly...it totally cleared everything up and I pretty much never had acne again. I took it when I was about 14 and I'm 25 now.
Not really sure how long it takes to work. Don't remember. I think the whole program is pretty long though.
If you drink a lot of water, ALWAYS carry a chapstick or blistex around, and take the regular blood tests (I assume they still require them), you'll be fine. It really dries you out...especially your lips. Buy tons of chapstick and leave a stick everywhere you'll be.