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Acne vulgaris (or cystic acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea (scaly red skin), c...
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Accutane vs Doxycycline

Accutane
VS.
Doxycycline
Other name: Isotretinoin Isotretinoin
Other name: Doxycycline Hyclate Doxycycline Hyclate
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.5
Concern level
3.1
Helpfulness
for Acne
1.9
Concern level
3.0
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Isotretinoin, International Nonproprietary Name, is a medication used mostly for cystic acne, however, it is also employed for a number of cancers and a few severe skin conditions. It was first developed to be used as a chemotherapy medication for the t...
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Doxycycline International Nonproprietary Name is a member of the tetracycline antibiotics group, and is commonly used to treat a variety of infections. Doxycycline is a semisynthetic tetracycline invented and clinically developed in the early 1960s by P...
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Dry Lips
7
Tiredness
4
Itching
4
Joint Pain
4
Headaches
4
Chapped Lips
3
Peeling
3
Allergies
3
Dry Eyes
3
Flushing
2
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Nausea
8
Depression
6
Fever
6
Dizzy
3
Joint Pain
3
Dry Eyes
3
Sun Sensitivity
2
Stomach Problems
2
Candida
2
Epididymitis
2
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Isotretinoin, International Nonproprietary Name, is a medication used mostly for cystic acne, however, it is also employed for a number of cancers and a few severe skin conditions. It was first developed to be used as a chemotherapy medication for the t...
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I switched to accutane for about a year and it worked...
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" ...use a form of doxycycline and it helped, but I didnt like the side effects. I got severe dry mouth, and had some problems with sweating. I switched to accutane for about a year and it worked very... "

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hear accutane is better but i never tried . And i heard tha...
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" ...months after cycle before i went to the docs . He perscribed me doxycycline , wich took a month but worked great . I hear accutane is better but i never tried . And i heard... "

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did have side effects severe dry eyes and very chapped lips...
| www.acne.org
" ...hurt just to wash my face. So the derm recommended I take doxycycline for one month to clear up my face that even worked. The accutane did have side effects severe dry eyes and very chapped lips. It... "

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ied about the sides, my side affects were minor dry lips...
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" ...but it came back. ACCUTANE! Stop being so worried about the sides, my side affects were minor... "

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g that good so he switched me to Accutane. He wants me on i...
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" Hey everybody, I was previously on doxycycline and it worked. However I was experiencing ...it wasn't doing that good so he switched me to Accutane. He wants me on ...that I have now. So I should let... "

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is the most effective acne medication but it is often...
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" Accutane is the most effective acne medication but it ...of the serious side effects..Also,doxycycline worked great for me a year... "

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and the accutane did nothing long term.Good luck. I us...
| www.acne.org
" ...you clear and the accutane did nothing long term. Good luck. I used doxycycline for years with great... "

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prescribed me Accutane, and its working! ask your...
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" ...I went on minocycline, doxycycline, several tropical creams, proactive, nothing worked! It just kept getting worse! My dermatologist prescribed me Accutane,... "

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I just want the dam accutane! where did u go through?...
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" ...Ive been to a derm and he put me on two medications, Doxycycline? and Monocycline? And they didnt work. I dont wana go ...I just want... "

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expensive as Accutane and works great if your acne isn't se...
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" Doxycycline works well, it's a pill... Not NEARLY as expensive as Accutane and works great if your acne isn't severe. Not really any side... "

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