Big Mountain Drugs Offers a Break to Teens Struggling with Acne

August 9, 2011

The online Canadian pharmacy Big Mountain Drugs is offering teens struggling with both acne and the high price of acne medications a bargain on popular prescription acne treatments.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 08, 2011

Most (approximately 85%) of teens develop some sort of acne. The teen age years are a time when our personalities and self concept are developing, and acceptance from our peers is vitally important to us. Taunts like “pizza face” are hurtful at any age, but can be emotionally and psychologically devastating to an appearance conscious teenager.

In an article titled Psychological Effects of Acne, Dr. Amanda Oakley and Dr. John Collier Severe confirmed that acne has a profound effect on the self esteem and confidence of sufferers. They linked acne to social isolation, poor academic performance, substance abuse, depression, and even suicide.

Average teenage acne can usually be treated with topical over the counter acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide. Inflamed acne might call for the addition of an oral antibiotic like tetracycline. Moderate to severe acne that does not respond to these first line treatments calls for a more aggressive treatment approach.

The best acne medication on the market today for persistent moderate to severe acne is prescription isotretinoin, best know by the brand name Accutane. Isotretinoin is a potent medication which should only be taken under a doctor’s supervision. It is a retinoid (derived from vitamin A) that works by dramatically reducing the size of the skin’s oil glands, greatly reducing the skin’s oil production. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Accutane came onto the US market in 1982, and inexpensive generic versions became available in 2002. Over 2 million people have taken the oral acne prescription medication, and ninety-five percent of them have seen an improvement in their acne.

Most side effects of isotretinoin result from its dehydrating effect, such as dry skin, chapped lips, dry eyes and rashes. Other Accutane side effects include nosebleeds, muscle aches and sensitivity to the sun. Patients should also be aware that their acne may get worse briefly before it starts to clear up.

Recently, there has been some questions around a possible link between depression and/or inflammatory bowel symptoms and the use of Accutane, making it all the more important that the powerful acne drug only be taken under a doctor’s supervision. Never take prescription acne medication if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.

The typical teenage acne patient will need to take isotretinoin for four to six months, after which he or she should see lasting improvement in their skin. Accutane can cost up to $500 a month, and online forum boards are full of young people bemoaning the fact they can’t afford the anti-acne medication they so desperately need. Other forum members are advising them to buy a cheap generic form of Accutane, or to buy Accutane from Canada.

Enter the online Canadian pharmacy Big Mountain Drugs. BigMountainDrugs.com believes in providing safe, reliable and inexpensive medications to its customers, including American consumers. For example, the Big Mountain Drugs price for 90 20mg generic isotretinoin tablets is only $138 US.

To further ease the financial burden on students and other young people suffering from acne, BigMountainDrugs.com is offering a pharmacy saving coupon worth $5 off a number of popular acne medications, including Accutane, Panoxyl, Retin A and Tazorac. The coupon can be found on OnlinePharmacyCoupons.com.

For more information, please visit website http://www.bigmountaindrugs.com or contact customer support:

6:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday and 8:00am – 4:30pm Saturday (Pacific Time)

CustomerService[at]BigMountainDrugs.com Tel: 1.877.223.9977 – Fax: 1.877.253.9977


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