Just saw a mention of this in another thread, why is it such bad stuff?
I was put on it as a teen for severe acne, never thought twice about it... If my boys ever inherit my skin, I'd like to know about this stuff.
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02-07-2013 10:12 #1
Dish the dirt on Roaccutane
02-07-2013 10:35 #2
A friend of mine was on it and I remember she had to go on the pill (she wasn't sexually active at the time) and sign a thing to say that she understood that a baby conceived while on roaccutane could have serious birth defects. But apart from that, I don't know anything else about it.
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02-07-2013 11:31 #3
Prolonged use can affect your internal organs and it can cause depression in some people.
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02-07-2013 11:33 #4
Love it!! All the side effects were worth it, if I wasn't ttc I would still be on it.
02-07-2013 11:36 #5
My poor sister has been on 3 (or maybe 4) courses of roaccutane from late teens - late 20's. As a pp mentioned, she had to be on the pill while taking it as it can cause serious birth defects, and she had to be extremely careful about keeping her face out of the sun because it made her hyper-sensitive and burn really, really easily. Even in winter she slathered in sunscreen and wore a hat outside at all times. Aside from the very sensitive skin I don't think she experienced any other side effects.
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02-07-2013 11:39 #6
02-07-2013 11:41 #7Senior Member
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I was never allowed to have it as a teen (I only have mild acne now). I have suffered with depression through my teens so our gp reccomended staying away from it
Have had friends who loved it. A male friend did have problems with dry cracked lips because of it.
02-07-2013 11:47 #8
02-07-2013 11:50 #9
I've just been reading a little about it, and it sounds as though people on the drug have regular liver function tests as it is hard on your liver. I never had that, I wonder why?
I remember once getting extremely drunk while on it, at the beach, so got the worlds worst blistered sunburn. So stupid.
Anyway, when I told the specialist what I'd done, he said "I don't even know why they advise you not to drink" !! What an idiot! Hope my liver is OK! Can't remember how often I drank while on it now. I *think* (hope) I was quite sensible... Don't think I was on the med terribly long.
02-07-2013 11:50 #10
I loved it too! It changed my life literally. My face was a mess before this wonder drug. My side effects were very very dry and flaky skin, nausea in the first week, cracked and bleeding lips, more pimples for the first month (it got worse before it got better) and dry eyes.
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