Accutane / Isotretinoin

I just wanted to warn anyone out there with mild acne, who is considering taking accutane. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION. I along with numerous people online, have experienced persistent sexual dysfunction from 6 months of this drug. I took this medication ten years ago, and I am still suffering from the debilitating side effect. I just wanted to warn people, as I was never warned and this side effect is still not given to potential patients.

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  • I'm sorry to hear you are still suffering, thank you for letting us know x

  • Thanks you! Yh im not going to take it but im goin to see my dermotologist next month because i think the oxytetracycline and raw honey is making a difference

  • I'm so sorry that happened to you. Iv taken it 2x in my 20's for 6 months to 9months with only dry lips/cracked, and dry nose and although that was not fun I now at 44 only have periods of breakouts but not severe and no side effects from 20 years ago. So I guess it's like any medication the effects are individual to each person. But for me and others it has been a god send.

    But again I'm truly sorry for what has happened to you and I'm not trying to discount or minimize your experience at all. Ty for sharing..

  • I totaly agree 5 year on this medication is still destroying my life ,best advice DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION!

  • Hi

    Why have you been on this for 5 years and what side effects are you suffering?

  • Sorry I worded that wrong it's been 5 year since I stopped taking them. Dry eyes (affecting my vision) dry skin my face peals of in huge chunks leaving raw flesh and constant thrush due to dryness. My acne is 100 times worse now then it was before taking them also.