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For those that use Accutane how much does it cost?

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With insurance, without, whatever. When I've gotten prescriptions from the doctor (doesn't matter what it is for) the pills are expensive (even with insurance)! How much does it cost you for like a month's supply of Accutane? Does the dermatologist give you a prescription for a life-time amount (or just for for every many months they think you'll need it for)?

And then just your off-topic questions, does Accutane affect your body adversely other than getting rid of all the oil production (or at least I think that's what it does)? Are there any people that use this for life, you know day-in, day-out, everyday or do you take it and once you have clear skin you stop taking it?

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With insurance, without, whatever. When I've gotten prescriptions from the doctor (doesn't matter what it is for) the pills are expensive (even with insurance)! How much does it cost you for like a month's supply of Accutane? Does the dermatologist give you a prescription for a life-time amount (or just for for every many months they think you'll need it for)?

And then just your off-topic questions, does Accutane affect your body adversely other than getting rid of all the oil production (or at least I think that's what it does)? Are there any people that use this for life, you know day-in, day-out, everyday or do you take it and once you have clear skin you stop taking it?

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With insurance, without, whatever.

Currently - all clear!

Maintaining my last Accutane course (10/05-04/06) click here for log

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Green Cream lvl 6

Shiseido White Lucent system

(cleanser, and SPF 16 moisturizer (no way, SPF that doesn't sting!?))


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I pay $10 for month supply with insurance.

$150 montly dr visit, insurance pays and i pay 25 copay

blood work charges my insurance company over 200 bucks each month, i pay i think 15.


28/F - 5'6"/105lbs

ACCUTANE START DATE 6.1.09

ACCUTANE FINISH DATE 11.5.09

Month 1: Claravis @40MG/DAY

Month 2: Claravis @40MG/DAY

Month 3: Sotret @60mg/(2)30mg Day

Month 4: Claravis @60mg(2)30mg Day

Month 5: Sotret @60mg(2)30mg Day

Month 6: Amnesteem 40mg/Day

**one year later oil is back **

Back on 2nd course starting 9/28/10

Month 1:20mg/day Amnesteem

Month 2:20mg/day Amnesteem

Month 3:20mg/day Amnesteem

Month 4: 40mg/day Amnesteem

Month 5: 40mg/day Amnesteem

Month 6: 40mg/day Claravis

Month 7: 20mg/day Claravis

My Accutane Log


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It depends on your particular insurance, the mg prescribed and whether you use generic or brand name. You also have to pay for the monthly lab work.

Under my insurance plan, I only paid $8 for a month supply, $15 for the bloodwork and $20 copay for the doctor. My insurance would only pay for it if I took the generic. I know it would have been around $550 a month if I didn't have medical insurance. Just because you have insurance doesn't mean your copay will be low. A friend of mine had medical insurance, but she paid $80 a month for the prescription. If you have insurance, the coverage information is most likely available online.

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I'm Canadian and therefore only had to pay a few dollars for the entire 7 month supply. Also, the dermatologist visits were free, as well as the blood work.

Thank you public health care.

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I'm on Claravis, one of the generic forms of Accutane, and it costs me $15 copay with my insurance. If you have insurance and its covered, it will cost whatever your prescription co-pay is. Without insurance one month supply of Claravis is about $148 (I can see how much my insurance paid on my prescription). Since your blood work has to be monitored (and pregnancy if youre a woman), you have to get it month to month. Most people take a 4, 5, or 6 month course. Some people take a very low dose (10-20mg) for a longer period of time.

There's a lot of basic info about Accutane online...google it :)


Started Accutane (Claravis) on July 20, 2009!

My regimen:

Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser morning and night

Moisturize with Olay Complete Sensitive Skin SPF 15 in the morning, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream at night (works great for the whole body!)

Month 1: 40 mgs daily

Month 2-6: 80 mgs daily

Aquaphor on my lips constantly

8-10 cups of water a day

Aviane birth control (generic Alesse)


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I haven't took Accutane yet, but I heard the medication clears the acne good. I'm taking antibiotic and using acanya creme, but they aren't helping. When I see my dermatologist in a month, I'm thinking about switching to Accutane.

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I pay $70 for a month supply

$50 copay for the derm visit

and about $50 for blood work

So, about $ 180 monthly plus my insurance premium. I have bcbs.

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I pay 5.00 for a month supply

40 dollar co-pay

30 dollars for blood work


AM

Cetaphil

Cetaphil facial lotin

Aquaphor on lips and inside of nose

YAZ

40mg of Accutane

PM

Cetaphil

Clinique dramatically differnt lotion

Aquaphor on lips and inside of nose

40 MG of Accutane


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I pay 30$ for a two month supply, and then 80$ per derm appt. And I'll have to go to probably 3 derm appts during my course. I'm not complaining. :)

But over here, if you have a health care card, you get the two month supply for 5$ and the derm appts for free free. Which is good. But you've got to earn under a certain amount of money per week - I think it's just under 500$. I earn more than that. So meh.

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I pay...

Co-Pay for Derm visit: 15$

Blood work: 0$ (part of the co-pay I pay to visit derm since it's a referral from my derm)

1-Month supply: 5$ (60mg a day)

I am soooo grateful for the little amount I pay, on my RX receipt it shows how much my insurance covers and for my one month supply of Claravis (was on amnesteem, was switch to Claravis) it said my insurance covered 815!! Leaving me to only pay 5$

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I'm from the US, between jobs, and unfortunately without very good insurance. From my local pharmacy (CVS) I would be paying close to $600.00 per month. Thankfully, my pharmacist told me about ordering through a Canadian pharmacy. I have done this, and pay around $75 per month. There are several good & reputable Canadian pharmacies out there like Northwest.

So, for those without insurance, or for those with poor insurance, there are options.

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