posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 08:06 PM
I used to Have pretty bad Acne when I was younger I tried everything you could imagine but no luck then my dermatologist told me that some cases of
acne could also be a type of blood infection then he recommended I try a drug called Acutane . I did not enjoy taking that shizzle it was very
uncomfortable for me Acutane has so many side effects its not even funny.
Accutane is a form of vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly.
Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is usually given after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without successful
treatment of symptoms.
Serious side effects
depressed mood, trouble concentrating, sleep problems, crying spells, aggression or agitation, changes in behavior, hallucinations, thoughts of
suicide or hurting yourself;
*sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
*blurred vision, sudden and severe headache or pain behind your eyes, sometimes with vomiting;
*hearing problems, hearing loss, or ringing in your ears;
*severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
*loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
*severe diarrhea, rectal bleeding, black, bloody, or tarry stools;
*fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, purple spots under your skin, easy bruising or bleeding; or
*joint stiffness, bone pain or fracture.
Less serious side effects may include:
*discomfort with contact lenses;
* joint pain, back pain;
*feeling dizzy, drowsy, or nervous;
*dryness of the lips, mouth, nose, or skin; or
*cracking or peeling skin, itching, rash, changes in your fingernails or toenails. it can also cause serious birth defects.
Accutane is formed naturally in the body from the Vitamin A present in the bloodstream. This is why large amounts of Vitamin A taken during pregnancy
cause the same birth defects that Accutane does. Fortunately, because it is a naturally occurring product, the body is able to quickly remove Accutane
from the bloodstream. It is gone from the blood within nine days and has no lasting effect on future pregnancies.Accutane "cures" about half of
those people who take it so that they never need to do anything else for acne. In the first few weeks of treatment, about one in five patients gets a
little worse, and one in 500 patients gets much worse. The rest either get much better, or better for a while. There is nothing else in the world that
comes close to being this effective for severe acne. this stuff did actually work for me but it kinda messed with my head a little for a while I'm
good now but for a while I thought it was making me crazy but no more sever acne actually almost none at all except for a few little pimples now and
again its not for everyone but it might help it doesn't effect everyone the same way either just thought i'd throw that info out there for ya. Its
something to look into if anything.