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  1. I'm almost at the end of my second month and I couldn't be more happy with my accutane course so far! I'm 120 pounds, female, petite, and I'm on 80mg currently. 1st. month = 40mg per day (myorisan) 2nd. month = 80mg per day (switched to claravis) Annoying side effects: Dry skin Eczema for the first time on hands and fingers Headaches the first month Dry, cracked lips Burn easily (even on the way to work with thru my windows, yikes!) Occasional fatigue Side effects I've enjoyed: Not washing my hair for a week I finally feel like I have normal skin? Yes it's dry and peeling and flaking sometimes but I LOVE not being a grease pit constantly. My face has always looked like you could fry an egg on it. I would literally go thru 5-6 of those oil blotter sheets at a time. SO gross. The other annoying thing is having to eat it with so much fat or a big meal. I'm sometimes just not a big eater so it can be hard to make sure I'm eating it with enough calories.
  2. Hello again, Have there been any studies that we know of comparing the different generic brands of accutane? I know they all have basically the same active ingredient and my derm seemed to think they all worked the same (not counting absorbica). She calls in accutane to my pharmacy and said I can choose whichever brand(s) my insurance covers. The pharmacy I like to use only had Myorisan when I went to pick it up so I'm starting with that. I've read a couple people claim on here that it's not as good as Claravis or Amnesteen. Is there any truth to this or is it just people's personal preference?
  3. Hello! Is there a certain time of day or meal that you feel fits best with taking accutane. Because of my crazy work schedule I usually don't have time for breakfast so I've been taking my accutane around noon with a big lunch. I've tried to aim for 28 grams of fat with each meal. Does that seem like an efficient amount for the medicine to absorb? And what are some of your favorite fatty foods / meals that you like to take your accutane with?