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Is Accutane and oral version of Retina??

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I was perscribed Retina. Basically, it did absolutely NO GOOD. It made my acne worse.

I have now just been perscribed Accutane. I heard that Accutane uses Vit. A to cure your acne and that theres an initial breakout. I heard just about the same thing before using Retina. So I would like to know the differnce between the two. If it will have the same effect as Retina I will defintely not use Accutane.

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I was perscribed Retina.  Basically, it did absolutely NO GOOD.  It made my acne worse. 

I have now just been perscribed Accutane.  I heard that Accutane uses Vit. A to cure your acne and that theres an initial breakout.  I heard just about the same thing before using Retina.  So I would like to know the differnce between the two.  If it will have the same effect as Retina I will defintely not use Accutane.

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I can't tell you the difference between Retin A and Accutane, but I can say this:

I was on Retin A...wow it was almost 6 years ago, when I was a high school freshman, but anyway, it did nothing good for me. Made everything worse. I am currently almost 2 months into my Accutane treatment and have already noticed a difference/improvement in my skin. So just because Retin A didn't help you out, don't give up on tane. smile.gif Hope that helps.

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