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Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

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Fungal Skin Infections: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

Comment from: Nana 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 10

Unlike most of the other reviewers, I am 69 years old with rosacea that manifests as whitehead pimples on my chin and around my nose. I have taken 3 cycles (2mo.each) of Acticlate. My skin responded beautifully, but as soon as I stop, the breakouts reoccur, even with Oracea and Soolantra. Doesn't make me nauseaous. I would just as soon take it continuously, if possible.

Related Reading: rosacea | acticlate | oracea

Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

Comment from: Nana 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 10

Unlike most of the other reviewers, I am 69 years old with rosacea that manifests as whitehead pimples on my chin and around my nose. I have taken 3 cycles (2mo.each) of Acticlate. My skin responded beautifully, but as soon as I stop, the breakouts reoccur, even with Oracea and Soolantra. Doesn't make me nauseaous. I would just as soon take it continuously, if possible.

Related Reading: rosacea | acticlate | oracea

Comment from: Luluj 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 30

Sever side effects landed me in the hospital. Dizziness made me black out for a few seconds. Throat and chest tight, throwing up, sick to stomach. Needed iv to flush out of system. Still sick after 24 hours off med.

Related Reading: dizziness | stomach

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Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

Comment from: Nana 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 10

Unlike most of the other reviewers, I am 69 years old with rosacea that manifests as whitehead pimples on my chin and around my nose. I have taken 3 cycles (2mo.each) of Acticlate. My skin responded beautifully, but as soon as I stop, the breakouts reoccur, even with Oracea and Soolantra. Doesn't make me nauseaous. I would just as soon take it continuously, if possible.

Related Reading: rosacea | acticlate | oracea

Comment from: Luluj 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 30

Sever side effects landed me in the hospital. Dizziness made me black out for a few seconds. Throat and chest tight, throwing up, sick to stomach. Needed iv to flush out of system. Still sick after 24 hours off med.

Related Reading: dizziness | stomach

Comment from: jane bears 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 14

I took this medication to help with my rosacea, it gave a SEVERE yeast infection. I had to stop using it, before I noticed any kind of improvement to my face

Related Reading: rosacea

Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

Comment from: Nana 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 10

Unlike most of the other reviewers, I am 69 years old with rosacea that manifests as whitehead pimples on my chin and around my nose. I have taken 3 cycles (2mo.each) of Acticlate. My skin responded beautifully, but as soon as I stop, the breakouts reoccur, even with Oracea and Soolantra. Doesn't make me nauseaous. I would just as soon take it continuously, if possible.

Related Reading: rosacea | acticlate | oracea

Comment from: Luluj 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 30

Sever side effects landed me in the hospital. Dizziness made me black out for a few seconds. Throat and chest tight, throwing up, sick to stomach. Needed iv to flush out of system. Still sick after 24 hours off med.

Related Reading: dizziness | stomach

Comment from: jane bears 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 14

I took this medication to help with my rosacea, it gave a SEVERE yeast infection. I had to stop using it, before I noticed any kind of improvement to my face

Related Reading: rosacea

Comment from: 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 22

I have been on this pill for two and a half years. It's the fourth type of acne pill I've tried. (I started to get acne in the fourth grade and I'm 20 now) My acne is much better, but I still get pimples and the occasional cystic pimple. My doctors want me to get off of it, and get on accutane, but I refuse to get on it because of the side effects, but I'm also afraid to get off of it and my acne to become worse. My stomach seems it gets upset after every time I eat now, and I feel like it's time to get off of it. I also have had 3 yeast infections since I started the medication, basically a lot has happened because I have been on it so long. I recommend this pill to anyone with regular acne- NOT cystic acne, it doesn't help that. Also, eat before you take it because if you don't you will definitely vomit. Hopefully you all have better experiences than me, even though mine has not been too bad! If you have any questions I am the Acticlate pro so don't be afraid to ask!

Related Reading: acne | accutane | stomach

Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

Comment from: Nana 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 10

Unlike most of the other reviewers, I am 69 years old with rosacea that manifests as whitehead pimples on my chin and around my nose. I have taken 3 cycles (2mo.each) of Acticlate. My skin responded beautifully, but as soon as I stop, the breakouts reoccur, even with Oracea and Soolantra. Doesn't make me nauseaous. I would just as soon take it continuously, if possible.

Related Reading: rosacea | acticlate | oracea

Comment from: Luluj 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 30

Sever side effects landed me in the hospital. Dizziness made me black out for a few seconds. Throat and chest tight, throwing up, sick to stomach. Needed iv to flush out of system. Still sick after 24 hours off med.

Related Reading: dizziness | stomach

Comment from: jane bears 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 14

I took this medication to help with my rosacea, it gave a SEVERE yeast infection. I had to stop using it, before I noticed any kind of improvement to my face

Related Reading: rosacea

Comment from: 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 22

I have been on this pill for two and a half years. It's the fourth type of acne pill I've tried. (I started to get acne in the fourth grade and I'm 20 now) My acne is much better, but I still get pimples and the occasional cystic pimple. My doctors want me to get off of it, and get on accutane, but I refuse to get on it because of the side effects, but I'm also afraid to get off of it and my acne to become worse. My stomach seems it gets upset after every time I eat now, and I feel like it's time to get off of it. I also have had 3 yeast infections since I started the medication, basically a lot has happened because I have been on it so long. I recommend this pill to anyone with regular acne- NOT cystic acne, it doesn't help that. Also, eat before you take it because if you don't you will definitely vomit. Hopefully you all have better experiences than me, even though mine has not been too bad! If you have any questions I am the Acticlate pro so don't be afraid to ask!

Related Reading: acne | accutane | stomach

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

Easy to use but can give you an upset stomach on occasion. It works while you're on it but Acne will return once you stop taking it (mine came back 6 weeks after I stopped). Possibly even worse......

Related Reading: stomach | acne

Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

Comment from: Nana 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 10

Unlike most of the other reviewers, I am 69 years old with rosacea that manifests as whitehead pimples on my chin and around my nose. I have taken 3 cycles (2mo.each) of Acticlate. My skin responded beautifully, but as soon as I stop, the breakouts reoccur, even with Oracea and Soolantra. Doesn't make me nauseaous. I would just as soon take it continuously, if possible.

Related Reading: rosacea | acticlate | oracea

Comment from: Luluj 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 30

Sever side effects landed me in the hospital. Dizziness made me black out for a few seconds. Throat and chest tight, throwing up, sick to stomach. Needed iv to flush out of system. Still sick after 24 hours off med.

Related Reading: dizziness | stomach

Comment from: jane bears 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 14

I took this medication to help with my rosacea, it gave a SEVERE yeast infection. I had to stop using it, before I noticed any kind of improvement to my face

Related Reading: rosacea

Comment from: 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 22

I have been on this pill for two and a half years. It's the fourth type of acne pill I've tried. (I started to get acne in the fourth grade and I'm 20 now) My acne is much better, but I still get pimples and the occasional cystic pimple. My doctors want me to get off of it, and get on accutane, but I refuse to get on it because of the side effects, but I'm also afraid to get off of it and my acne to become worse. My stomach seems it gets upset after every time I eat now, and I feel like it's time to get off of it. I also have had 3 yeast infections since I started the medication, basically a lot has happened because I have been on it so long. I recommend this pill to anyone with regular acne- NOT cystic acne, it doesn't help that. Also, eat before you take it because if you don't you will definitely vomit. Hopefully you all have better experiences than me, even though mine has not been too bad! If you have any questions I am the Acticlate pro so don't be afraid to ask!

Related Reading: acne | accutane | stomach

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

Easy to use but can give you an upset stomach on occasion. It works while you're on it but Acne will return once you stop taking it (mine came back 6 weeks after I stopped). Possibly even worse......

Related Reading: stomach | acne

Comment from: drasee Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: September 20

TO make this clear for everyone. this med does work and will clear your acne while you are on it. BUT when you stop taking it your acne will come back....

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Lily 13-18 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I used to that the 75 mg for about a year, but it didn't work. My derm bumped me up to 150mg which I thought would clear my skin for good. At first it made it worst and I was like ok so my skin is purging and it'll be better soon...WRONG. Almost 6 months later and my skin is worse than it was on 75mg.

Comment from: 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 19

I went on this pill for about two months and I've never been more disappointed. My skin has been at the worst it's ever been since taking this pill. It has gotten more red, and dry. I've broken out even more and I haven't had a single day where there were no break outs. I'm so upset, I do not recommend.

Comment from: Nana 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 10

Unlike most of the other reviewers, I am 69 years old with rosacea that manifests as whitehead pimples on my chin and around my nose. I have taken 3 cycles (2mo.each) of Acticlate. My skin responded beautifully, but as soon as I stop, the breakouts reoccur, even with Oracea and Soolantra. Doesn't make me nauseaous. I would just as soon take it continuously, if possible.

Related Reading: rosacea | acticlate | oracea

Comment from: Luluj 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 30

Sever side effects landed me in the hospital. Dizziness made me black out for a few seconds. Throat and chest tight, throwing up, sick to stomach. Needed iv to flush out of system. Still sick after 24 hours off med.

Related Reading: dizziness | stomach

Comment from: jane bears 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 14

I took this medication to help with my rosacea, it gave a SEVERE yeast infection. I had to stop using it, before I noticed any kind of improvement to my face

Related Reading: rosacea

Comment from: 19-24 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 22

I have been on this pill for two and a half years. It's the fourth type of acne pill I've tried. (I started to get acne in the fourth grade and I'm 20 now) My acne is much better, but I still get pimples and the occasional cystic pimple. My doctors want me to get off of it, and get on accutane, but I refuse to get on it because of the side effects, but I'm also afraid to get off of it and my acne to become worse. My stomach seems it gets upset after every time I eat now, and I feel like it's time to get off of it. I also have had 3 yeast infections since I started the medication, basically a lot has happened because I have been on it so long. I recommend this pill to anyone with regular acne- NOT cystic acne, it doesn't help that. Also, eat before you take it because if you don't you will definitely vomit. Hopefully you all have better experiences than me, even though mine has not been too bad! If you have any questions I am the Acticlate pro so don't be afraid to ask!

Related Reading: acne | accutane | stomach

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 19

Easy to use but can give you an upset stomach on occasion. It works while you're on it but Acne will return once you stop taking it (mine came back 6 weeks after I stopped). Possibly even worse......

Related Reading: stomach | acne

Comment from: drasee Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: September 20

TO make this clear for everyone. this med does work and will clear your acne while you are on it. BUT when you stop taking it your acne will come back....

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: kiaasoul 13-18 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I have had acne for 4 years (not a long time for most people but a long time for me) and it was so bad that I would pretend to be sick to stay home from school. I would get so much anxiety when my makeup didn't cover all my zits and pimples. I had enough and went to the dermatologist. This medication has changed my life. My acne isn't completely gone (meaning I have just little ones pop up every now and then) but NOTHING even close to what I had before. I can go swimming with confidence and look people in the eyes. It took a couple weeks and I was beginning to be discouraged. If I don't eat something before I take it, I throw up and get super nauseated, but I take it after breakfast and after dinner. My face has cleared up 95%. Which is freaking amazing!!

Related Reading: acne | anxiety

Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

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Fungal Skin Infections: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Sally 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 24

I've had the strongest stomach cramping pains for a week after being on it for three weeks now. I keep feeling like my belly is trying to growl like when I'm hungry but instead it feel stock hard and very painful. My doctor told me to stop taking it and three days later I'm still in pain. Acne has cleared up but I'm also using prescription Ziana gel and clarisonic/cerave to clean my face.

Related Reading: stomach | acne | ziana gel

Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Sally 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 24

I've had the strongest stomach cramping pains for a week after being on it for three weeks now. I keep feeling like my belly is trying to growl like when I'm hungry but instead it feel stock hard and very painful. My doctor told me to stop taking it and three days later I'm still in pain. Acne has cleared up but I'm also using prescription Ziana gel and clarisonic/cerave to clean my face.

Related Reading: stomach | acne | ziana gel

Comment from: R_Davis 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 07

Works wonderfully besides the occasional stomach ache, cramped muscles (lethargic), and flu like symptoms. To avoid this I drank more water and kept well hydrated. I recommend eating before taking this drug because it slightly ruins my appetite.

Related Reading: stomach | flu

Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Sally 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 24

I've had the strongest stomach cramping pains for a week after being on it for three weeks now. I keep feeling like my belly is trying to growl like when I'm hungry but instead it feel stock hard and very painful. My doctor told me to stop taking it and three days later I'm still in pain. Acne has cleared up but I'm also using prescription Ziana gel and clarisonic/cerave to clean my face.

Related Reading: stomach | acne | ziana gel

Comment from: R_Davis 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 07

Works wonderfully besides the occasional stomach ache, cramped muscles (lethargic), and flu like symptoms. To avoid this I drank more water and kept well hydrated. I recommend eating before taking this drug because it slightly ruins my appetite.

Related Reading: stomach | flu

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 18

I've been using acticlate for 2 months and my face has cleared up so much since I first started using it. I have battled with acne since 6th grade and this is the clearest my face has been since there. I still get the occasional pimple around my period but it's nothing like my acne used to be before. I started seeing my face clear up after about a month of using the medication.

Related Reading: acticlate | acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Sally 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 24

I've had the strongest stomach cramping pains for a week after being on it for three weeks now. I keep feeling like my belly is trying to growl like when I'm hungry but instead it feel stock hard and very painful. My doctor told me to stop taking it and three days later I'm still in pain. Acne has cleared up but I'm also using prescription Ziana gel and clarisonic/cerave to clean my face.

Related Reading: stomach | acne | ziana gel

Comment from: R_Davis 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 07

Works wonderfully besides the occasional stomach ache, cramped muscles (lethargic), and flu like symptoms. To avoid this I drank more water and kept well hydrated. I recommend eating before taking this drug because it slightly ruins my appetite.

Related Reading: stomach | flu

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 18

I've been using acticlate for 2 months and my face has cleared up so much since I first started using it. I have battled with acne since 6th grade and this is the clearest my face has been since there. I still get the occasional pimple around my period but it's nothing like my acne used to be before. I started seeing my face clear up after about a month of using the medication.

Related Reading: acticlate | acne

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

It works pretty well, although it upsets my stomach terribly.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Sally 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 24

I've had the strongest stomach cramping pains for a week after being on it for three weeks now. I keep feeling like my belly is trying to growl like when I'm hungry but instead it feel stock hard and very painful. My doctor told me to stop taking it and three days later I'm still in pain. Acne has cleared up but I'm also using prescription Ziana gel and clarisonic/cerave to clean my face.

Related Reading: stomach | acne | ziana gel

Comment from: R_Davis 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 07

Works wonderfully besides the occasional stomach ache, cramped muscles (lethargic), and flu like symptoms. To avoid this I drank more water and kept well hydrated. I recommend eating before taking this drug because it slightly ruins my appetite.

Related Reading: stomach | flu

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 18

I've been using acticlate for 2 months and my face has cleared up so much since I first started using it. I have battled with acne since 6th grade and this is the clearest my face has been since there. I still get the occasional pimple around my period but it's nothing like my acne used to be before. I started seeing my face clear up after about a month of using the medication.

Related Reading: acticlate | acne

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

It works pretty well, although it upsets my stomach terribly.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Sana 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

Do you know if I can take it after the expiration date?

Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

Related Reading: acne

Comment from: Sally 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 24

I've had the strongest stomach cramping pains for a week after being on it for three weeks now. I keep feeling like my belly is trying to growl like when I'm hungry but instead it feel stock hard and very painful. My doctor told me to stop taking it and three days later I'm still in pain. Acne has cleared up but I'm also using prescription Ziana gel and clarisonic/cerave to clean my face.

Related Reading: stomach | acne | ziana gel

Comment from: R_Davis 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 07

Works wonderfully besides the occasional stomach ache, cramped muscles (lethargic), and flu like symptoms. To avoid this I drank more water and kept well hydrated. I recommend eating before taking this drug because it slightly ruins my appetite.

Related Reading: stomach | flu

Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 18

I've been using acticlate for 2 months and my face has cleared up so much since I first started using it. I have battled with acne since 6th grade and this is the clearest my face has been since there. I still get the occasional pimple around my period but it's nothing like my acne used to be before. I started seeing my face clear up after about a month of using the medication.

Related Reading: acticlate | acne

Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

It works pretty well, although it upsets my stomach terribly.

Related Reading: stomach

Comment from: Sana 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

Do you know if I can take it after the expiration date?

Comment from: cmontagna 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

Thank GOD this acne treatment drug was created. Since high school (I'm 23 now), I've suffered with mild-severe acne (whiteheads) that would become the worst around my period. I started taking Acticlate oral 150mg daily on June 5, 2015, and am so excited to say that my skin is now (9/2/15) 100% CLEAR! I can leave the house without makeup, and when I wash my face in the shower there is not one bump. I can't say enough good things about Acticlate. The only thing remotely bad was that my skin got a little worse about 2 weeks into taking it but just continue taking it as prescribed and it will work!

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Comment from: rosagnzlz1 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 01

Ok so this medication works GREAT when you are on it....but as soon as you stop taking it acne comes back QUICKLY.

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Comment from: rosagnzlz 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 28

Only product that had helped me with acne.. I am 99% clear after 6 months of taking it! right now I take 50mg but I would like to know peoples experience after stopping the medication.

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Comment from: Sally 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 24

I've had the strongest stomach cramping pains for a week after being on it for three weeks now. I keep feeling like my belly is trying to growl like when I'm hungry but instead it feel stock hard and very painful. My doctor told me to stop taking it and three days later I'm still in pain. Acne has cleared up but I'm also using prescription Ziana gel and clarisonic/cerave to clean my face.

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Comment from: R_Davis 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 07

Works wonderfully besides the occasional stomach ache, cramped muscles (lethargic), and flu like symptoms. To avoid this I drank more water and kept well hydrated. I recommend eating before taking this drug because it slightly ruins my appetite.

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Comment from: 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 18

I've been using acticlate for 2 months and my face has cleared up so much since I first started using it. I have battled with acne since 6th grade and this is the clearest my face has been since there. I still get the occasional pimple around my period but it's nothing like my acne used to be before. I started seeing my face clear up after about a month of using the medication.

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Comment from: 13-18 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

It works pretty well, although it upsets my stomach terribly.

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Comment from: Sana 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

Do you know if I can take it after the expiration date?

Comment from: cmontagna 19-24 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 02

Thank GOD this acne treatment drug was created. Since high school (I'm 23 now), I've suffered with mild-severe acne (whiteheads) that would become the worst around my period. I started taking Acticlate oral 150mg daily on June 5, 2015, and am so excited to say that my skin is now (9/2/15) 100% CLEAR! I can leave the house without makeup, and when I wash my face in the shower there is not one bump. I can't say enough good things about Acticlate. The only thing remotely bad was that my skin got a little worse about 2 weeks into taking it but just continue taking it as prescribed and it will work!

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Comment from: Maria c. 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 16

The first day -second day on acticlate I had major headaches and was very thirsty..after that day 2-4 I started getting a stuffy nose/sneezing/lethargic/weak and basically felt like I have the flu!!!!!! I feel so sick and blah... No fever though, and I do think it's working with my acne. Also today I have lost my appetite. I'm not hungry at all...hoping the flu like symptoms go away soon or I'll stop taking it.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 10

Just started taking the name brand, have had no issues. It's best to take with food due to with most medication it will not settle on an empty stomach, so yes 30 minutes later you possibly will throw it up. I also take after dinner just incase there still may be a side effect I can just sleep it off. Medication will not work also if you eat or drink any dairy,antacids or iron products 1 hour before or 2 hours after, the medication will combine with that product and neutralize.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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