I am taking Roche Roaccutane ( if that's what you mean by generic, since im not a native english speaker). In my oppinion you really cannot do anything to stop or diminish the IB , I just never left my mancave ( house) during it . If you have to get out of your home , for work , school , or whatever , I suggest you don't think that much about it , and if you do , just imagine yourself in a couple of months , all cleared up.
When I was a baby , I had some kind of acne then , don't really know much about it because I never looked it up ,but what I know is that it left me with some deep scarring.
Acne reoccured later on , probably because of puberty and all that. It was moderate to severe I'd say , but I'm leaning more towards moderate. I have tried lots and lots of topicals , and even laser treatment . Laser treatment cleared me up ( but only for the duration of the treatment , and not even then completely) , but my doc. prescribed a topical with benzoyl peroxide along with it , so maybe the laser didn't actually do jack for me.
Later on , a different doctor prescbribed me with erythromycin , which worked really well , and I was clear. But again , after a month I'd say, the acne came back.
Then I tried some kind of topical called Glycon. Now that , boys and girls , did nasty things to my face. From SUUUPER oily , to flaky. From moderate acne , to SEVERE.
I can't say for sure that it was the cream , or the acne that just got worse , but hella coincidence if it wasn't the cream indeed.
After that I tried benzoyl peroxide , which dried me out even more , did practically nothing to my acne but worsen it , and I gave it up. ( I admit I didn't wait too long before giving it up , but I just couldn't take it).
Aaaaand here I am now , on Accutane.