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Accutane VS Generic

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Just wondering if the generic drug works the same.

Many people here report that they have on going acne while taking accutane.

I am wondering if the generic drug reacts differantly than the drug accutane.

I got some nasty pimples on my neck and I am on my second month. I am on Clarivis.

Just wondering if I switched to Accutane, if things might improve.

Thanks

Mac

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I'm on Clarivis too...and everything seems good. But I've only been on it for like 3 weeks haha. I dont think theres a difference though.

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Isotretinoin is isotretinoin; the only difference lies with the name of the brand.

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Just wondering if the generic drug works the same.

Many people here report that they have on going acne while taking accutane.

I am wondering if the generic drug reacts differantly than the drug accutane.

I got some nasty pimples on my neck and I am on my second month. I am on Clarivis.

Just wondering if I switched to Accutane, if things might improve.

Thanks

Mac

The only reason things would improve would be because time is passing and you are taking more and more isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is the same no matter what marketed name you use.

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My derm said that each one (roche, claravis, sotret) has different fillers and like inactive ingredients or something... he said he's had the highest success rate making his patients use roche.

I however am on claravis due to insurance

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It's all the same. All you will be paying for is the brand. Don't worry if you are on a generic, you will still see the same side effects and results.

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:wall: After 4 months on Sotret, Derm took me off. Said there is a difference in the brands. Wants me to take a 2 month break and then go on Amnesteen (sp?). I was so hurt and disappointed. My face was never clear while on the Sotret, but actual Accutane would cost $500 (with insurance) for me. I will just have to wait it out. Also, I'm askin my GYNO if she'll put me on Yaz instead of Estrostep Fe.

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