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How effective is accutane?

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Old 03-09-2003, 02:43 PM   #1
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Post How effective is accutane?

I have heard a lof of things about accutane, but how effective is it really? Will my hair fall out? Can I moisturize? Can I use make-up? Any weight gain or loss? Will my acne go away forever? Is there a possibility the doctor will not want to prescribe accutane?

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Old 03-09-2003, 07:11 PM   #2
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Yes, you can moisturize and use makeup. In my experience, it did not affect my weight in any way. My acne did not go away forever, it returned 6 months later. A major negative for me was that it affected my vision. To be honest, I wish I had never taken it. A doctor should be cautious and prescribe it to severe acne cases only.

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