On another note I think that side effect is a joke. If doctors didn't tell patients that suicide might be a side effect the patient wouldn't bother to think about it. I've caught myself pondering if I was suicidal but it's bullshit because the doctor put that idea in my head. Just thought I'd share that in case you were apprehensive about taking the drug.
I’m 21 yrs old attending college and have had between moderate and severe acne since I was 15-16 yrs old. Previous product tried include benzoyl peroxide of various strengths, Retin A Micro, salicylic acid pads, antibiotics like minocycline, and Proactive. None of that really worked but I think I know why now. Before I turned 19 I had mild acne and I regularly ruptured it because I thought it would help but that only made it worse in hindsight. It became worse when I started on Proactive and was taking two showers a day. This caused my skin to become very dry and this caused the deep painful acne because the oil couldn’t get through the surface due to over drying.
Which brings us to today. My schedule goes like this: take a shower; wash everything but my face while in the shower; dry off; use cetaphil cleanser without water to the face; apply cetaphil crème to my back, chest, and neck; apply cetaphil lotion to my face; go to school etcetera; before I go to bed use cetaphil cleanser without water on my face, back, neck, and chest. Now I’m taking 40mg of isotretinoin with a bowl of cereal in the morning and 40mg with dinner and a tall glass of milk at night. I started the treatment 4-10-07 so I’ll give updates as things come along it might be regular and it might not I’ll just go by date/day into the treatment.As of today my second day I have no side effects, nor do I see any changes all is normal.