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Accutane is for moderate acne, only if it has not responded to any other treatments. If you have been on several meds for over 10 weeks, and none have shown any results, then yes, accutane is right for you. Even accutane itself reads that it is for severe acne, or moderate-persistant acne that has not responded to any other treatments.

So, if you've been on several meds without success, then accutane is for you. I will be going on accutane in the fall, as my derm recently told me. This is for the simple fact that I have been on other meds without much success.

Originally posted by sadie-girl:
I have moderate acne. Not mild, not cystic, just very persistent. Its mostly along my jawline. I have been on numerous antibiotics (minocycline, erythromycin, tetracycline), and many topicals(retin-a, differin, tazorac.) Right now my derm has me on Doxycycline and Benzamycin. I am seeing no significant results. I asked him about putting me on accutane, but he says my acne is not severe enough for such a poweful drug. But I have TRIED everything else? Is it time for me to find a new dermatolgist? If anyone else is/has been in the same predicament, please help. I don't know what else to do
I am also on ortho-tricyclen. I don't know if that is helping me or not?

[This message has been edited by sadie-girl (edited 06-22-2001).]

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