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Actually I've done a 5 month course on Sotret with 80mg a day on the Sotret Generic form of Accutane and then last month I switched to the regular form of accutane cause my doctor said sometimes the regular form of medicine works better on some people, and yet after 6 total months of Accuante, I'm still not totally clear....its really irritating! I'm going on 7 months! When the 7 months is done, I will have been on Sotret for 5 months and Regular Accutane for 2 months! So yes, there is a difference sometimes!!!

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By the way, being on regular Accutane now, I've had far more side effects and redness, joint aches, etc. then I had on Sotret...THERE IS A DIFFERENCE, I don't care what anyone else says, my doctor told me there is sometimes a difference but it depends on the person and I'm certainly experiencing a difference. So anyone who says otherwise is simple wrong and a fool, there is a difference (sometimes).

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I already finished my course. I was on claravis for 2 months(no insurance), and then switch to sotret for the remaining 3 months(with insurance). Anyway, my face was dramatically improved and clear by the 2nd month, and remain clear during the rest of the course...so I'd say, generic brands work just as well as the regular brand of accutane.

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Just for the record, I'm not saying your skin won't improve dramatically on Sotret or a Generic Form of Accutane, but I'm saying I'm just not fully clear after 6 months.....and my doc told me I might do better on the original medicine which is a lot more money by the way.

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Just for the record, I'm not saying your skin won't improve dramatically on Sotret or a Generic Form of Accutane, but I'm saying I'm just not fully clear after 6 months.....and my doc told me I might do better on the original medicine which is a lot more money by the way.
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Just for the record, I'm not saying your skin won't improve dramatically on Sotret or a Generic Form of Accutane, but I'm saying I'm just not fully clear after 6 months.....and my doc told me I might do better on the original medicine which is a lot more money by the way.

Your doctor is wrong. He/She may know skin, but they do not know pharmacology, clinical research, and A/B equivalency. It is sickening to think that medical professionals continue spewing lies about generics.

To the original poster: They are the same. Have confidence in any isotretinoin currently marketed. However, if you wish to waste your money on Accutane, as opposed to Sotret or Amnesteem, then far be it from me to say what you should do.

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Just for the record, I'm not saying your skin won't improve dramatically on Sotret or a Generic Form of Accutane, but I'm saying I'm just not fully clear after 6 months.....and my doc told me I might do better on the original medicine which is a lot more money by the way.

Your doctor is wrong. He/She may know skin, but they do not know pharmacology, clinical research, and A/B equivalency. It is sickening to think that medical professionals continue spewing lies about generics.

To the original poster: They are the same. Have confidence in any isotretinoin currently marketed. However, if you wish to waste your money on Accutane, as opposed to Sotret or Amnesteem, then far be it from me to say what you should do.

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Hi there -

Well, yes, technically the Brand (Accutane) and the generics are the same, however, the fillers and coatings differ. This can effect absorption of the active ingredient. My Derm. said if I can get the brand paid for by insurance get it, otherwise he said Sotret was the closest to the brand (in entire formulation/bindings) to brand. My insurance doesn't pay for brand (waaay too expensive) so I called around to Pharmacy's to find Sotret. My insurance pays for any generic. Interesting too, Sotret happens to be the pricier of generics...

Cheers.

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Hi there -

Well, yes, technically the Brand (Accutane) and the generics are the same, however, the fillers and coatings differ. This can effect absorption of the active ingredient. My Derm. said if I can get the brand paid for by insurance get it, otherwise he said Sotret was the closest to the brand (in entire formulation/bindings) to brand. My insurance doesn't pay for brand (waaay too expensive) so I called around to Pharmacy's to find Sotret. My insurance pays for any generic. Interesting too, Sotret happens to be the pricier of generics...

Cheers.

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