There are some serious side effects that you might want to consider before taking accutane. The common symptoms include very dry lips, body and blurred vision. If you are lucky, you might not have to go through what I went through with accutane. Hair loss and Eczema (rash). I heard it can also cause depression, liver damage, and if you were to get pregnant, there is a high risk of getting birth defects. You have to get a check up and withdraw blood every month. Accutane,is usually the last resort for doctors to prescribe unless you really have serious acne. So think it through before you decide to take it.