Accutane has many potential side effects including dry lips, fragile and
sensitized skin, temporary hair
loss or an increase in hair growth
, muscle or joint pain and mood change. However, this must be balanced against the fact that it is your best hope of a long term remission from acne.
As with some other treatments, accutane can induce a temporary worsening of acne (initial outbreak) during the first few weeks of treatment, as unseen pimples come to the surface.