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Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

QUESTION

Acne is the result of an allergy. See Answer
Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

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Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

Comment from: tx92 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

Only took 3 doze (3days) First doze thirst immediately after taking it, muscle,joint

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

Comment from: tx92 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

Only took 3 doze (3days) First doze thirst immediately after taking it, muscle,joint

Comment from: YaBOI 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

Just have to get through the months with every part of your body being dry. Worth it thought in the long run.

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

Comment from: tx92 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

Only took 3 doze (3days) First doze thirst immediately after taking it, muscle,joint

Comment from: YaBOI 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

Just have to get through the months with every part of your body being dry. Worth it thought in the long run.

Comment from: Yevonnemays 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 01

I've been on zenatane for 3 Weeks now I'm experiencing excited extremely dry lips almost raw with sandpaper feeling skin wonder how long this will take effect

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

Comment from: tx92 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

Only took 3 doze (3days) First doze thirst immediately after taking it, muscle,joint

Comment from: YaBOI 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

Just have to get through the months with every part of your body being dry. Worth it thought in the long run.

Comment from: Yevonnemays 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 01

I've been on zenatane for 3 Weeks now I'm experiencing excited extremely dry lips almost raw with sandpaper feeling skin wonder how long this will take effect

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 16

After years of oral and topical antibiotics, I was still battling acne. Continued flares were painful as well as unsightly. The first four weeks I did experience a lot of dryness and outbreaks. My dermatologist prescribed a steroid during this time period that helped with the transition. I am into my 4th month and experiencing much clearer skin and less dryness. So pleased to finally be getting some relief after having been plagued for a very long time!

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

Comment from: tx92 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

Only took 3 doze (3days) First doze thirst immediately after taking it, muscle,joint

Comment from: YaBOI 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

Just have to get through the months with every part of your body being dry. Worth it thought in the long run.

Comment from: Yevonnemays 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 01

I've been on zenatane for 3 Weeks now I'm experiencing excited extremely dry lips almost raw with sandpaper feeling skin wonder how long this will take effect

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 16

After years of oral and topical antibiotics, I was still battling acne. Continued flares were painful as well as unsightly. The first four weeks I did experience a lot of dryness and outbreaks. My dermatologist prescribed a steroid during this time period that helped with the transition. I am into my 4th month and experiencing much clearer skin and less dryness. So pleased to finally be getting some relief after having been plagued for a very long time!

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 03

My skin is sooooo dry! hopefully the end result is worth it!

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

Comment from: tx92 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

Only took 3 doze (3days) First doze thirst immediately after taking it, muscle,joint

Comment from: YaBOI 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

Just have to get through the months with every part of your body being dry. Worth it thought in the long run.

Comment from: Yevonnemays 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 01

I've been on zenatane for 3 Weeks now I'm experiencing excited extremely dry lips almost raw with sandpaper feeling skin wonder how long this will take effect

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 16

After years of oral and topical antibiotics, I was still battling acne. Continued flares were painful as well as unsightly. The first four weeks I did experience a lot of dryness and outbreaks. My dermatologist prescribed a steroid during this time period that helped with the transition. I am into my 4th month and experiencing much clearer skin and less dryness. So pleased to finally be getting some relief after having been plagued for a very long time!

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 03

My skin is sooooo dry! hopefully the end result is worth it!

Comment from: Stacia 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 29

Best thing I've ever tried! So glad my doctor put me on this! Acne is so embarrassing, Now I can see my beautiful skin!! :)

Related Reading: acne

QUESTION

Acne is the result of an allergy. See Answer
Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 16

UNFORTUNATELY....this mfg is discontinuing this one Absorica & Claravis were too strong & caused lots of nose bleeds whereas Zenatane did not.

Related Reading: absorica | claravis | zenatane

Comment from: noresultsyet 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

In my 5th month of this drug and no improvement

Comment from: Queensgirl 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

I used Zenatane for 4 months. I seen some improvements after the first month. By month 4 my ance was completely gone.

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: JPavilion 13-18 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 08

18 year old male here. After the 2 weeks of using it they say you will have dry skin. Well that depends, after like 3-5 days of taking it i already started to have dry skin. Always carry a chapstick with you, and try not to scratch your skin, or if your skin starts to dry out moisturize it. Trust me it's all worth it at the end once the medication kicks in.

Related Reading: dry skin

Comment from: tx92 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 09

Only took 3 doze (3days) First doze thirst immediately after taking it, muscle,joint

Comment from: YaBOI 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 18

Just have to get through the months with every part of your body being dry. Worth it thought in the long run.

Comment from: Yevonnemays 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 01

I've been on zenatane for 3 Weeks now I'm experiencing excited extremely dry lips almost raw with sandpaper feeling skin wonder how long this will take effect

Related Reading: zenatane

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 16

After years of oral and topical antibiotics, I was still battling acne. Continued flares were painful as well as unsightly. The first four weeks I did experience a lot of dryness and outbreaks. My dermatologist prescribed a steroid during this time period that helped with the transition. I am into my 4th month and experiencing much clearer skin and less dryness. So pleased to finally be getting some relief after having been plagued for a very long time!

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 03

My skin is sooooo dry! hopefully the end result is worth it!

Comment from: Stacia 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 29

Best thing I've ever tried! So glad my doctor put me on this! Acne is so embarrassing, Now I can see my beautiful skin!! :)

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: ashley3 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 08

This is my second round of Accutane and I began with 20mg Absorbica the first month, 40mg Absorbica the second month, and they have me on 60mg Zenatane currently in my third month. I was experiencing mild side effects from Absorbica, mainly just dry lips but when I began Zenatane my skin became very dry and fragile. I was itchy from my dry skin and when I would scratch myself I would feel a burning sensation following a couple seconds after I stopped scratching. I had no sunburn at this time but it was similar to the feeling of scratching sunburnt skin. My skin is flakey after scratching certain spots and none of my moisturizer seems to help. Has anyone else experienced symptoms similar while on Zenatane or any Isotretinoin treatment?

Related Reading: accutane | zenatane | dry skin

Comment from: Ashley 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 10

I have had sever acne my whole life. It was cystic and aggressive. I've tried birth controls and topical solutions and nothing worked. I went on Zenatane for 6 months and I am acne free! It was a long 6 months. Everything on my body was dry, but it was worth it in the end. I'm so grateful.

Related Reading: acne | zenatane

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