Accutane cures acne. It’s very simple: Accutane stops oil glands from making oil, and if oil glands don’t make oil, you can’t have acne.
Accutane is one of the miracle drugs of the 21st century like penicillin and cortisone, but unlike those other drugs, Accutane does not save lives. But it certainly does change them. Accutane, in curing acne, also elevates the poor self-esteem and poor self-confidence that accompanies acne and thereby changes lives in many different ways.
Accutane, like other potent medicine, has side effects. But there are really only two that we need to discuss today. They concern pregnancy and the alleged causation of depression.
Any woman that becomes pregnant while on Accutane unfortunately must terminate that pregnancy because Accutane will cause a deformed baby, however, a month after finishing Acctuane, the pregnancies will be normal and the baby will be normal.
The controversy surrounding depression is much more difficult to conclude. The medical studies are inconclusive. Certainly anybody that is a candidate for Accutane and has a history of depression or is taking medicine for depression should consult with the physician who is treating that depression. But I know one thing for sure: Accutane stops acne. Bad acne causes depression, and as far as I’m concerned, Accutane relieves depression.
So if you have severe acne, consult with your dermatologist because Accutane may change your life.