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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can accutane cure hormonal acne? im not sure what kind of acne i have but my derm put me on accutane. i always had acne but got worst during menses

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Yes.: Accutane is an effective treatment for acne that hasn't responded to the usual treatments. Just make sure you don't get pregnant while you're taking it, and keep your followup appointments with your dermatologist.
Dr. David Voron
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes: Accutane (isotretinoin) is specifically for nodulo-cystic acne. If your acne has a nodulo-cystic component, isotretinoin should be helpful.

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