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So Im 17 and considering going on accutane. Obviously one of my biggest concerns is the initial breakout. So i was just curious about how long this would last and if it would be wise to try and control it a bit with Dans Regimen which Ive been doing for a couple years. Also Ive heard that the longer you wait to start a course the less likely you are to relapse and have your acne return. Is this true? And if so is 17 a good age to do it? And finally i just learned that name brand Accutane has been discontinued in the US. So are the generic brands as effective?

Thanks to all for your input :)

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There is no predicting IB, some have terrible IB, I didn't even really get one. I am starting month 3 and do still have some minor breakouts, but they clear within days. Amazing. My pores are so much smaller already, my face is not oily and shiny. I am MUCH older than 17, but know many people who have taken accutane with great success. Some have had to do a second course, some not. I did not realize it had anything to do with age.

The generics work fine, it's the same medication.

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