Accutane cumulative dose over 6-7 months
Posted 04 July 2004 - 10:37 AM
Is it true that when it comes to Accutane the effectiveness is due to
cumulative dose? I am doing 6 months at 40mg a day.
I'm a 25 yr old male. I weigh 140 pound/63 kg. So this is coming in just a hair
under the 120mg/per kilo of body weight figure that people cite as the best
cumulative dose for remission.
I am worried that by spreading the treatment out over six months rather than
doing a briefer more intense treatment I wont get the full benefit. I also missed some doses here and there and when I got sick.
I had mild acne and my skin cleared up practically after the first Accutane
pill I took. But my skin has never really gotten super dry; it's just gotten,
Will I have the same chance for a remission even though I didn't slam my oil
glands with a higher daily dose over a briefer course? Does anyone have any
experience doing a course like this?
I'm so paranoid my acne will come back as soon as I quit Accutane.
I'm so worried that my acne is going to come back.
Thanks for any help or words of advice
Posted 04 July 2004 - 01:37 PM
umm i don't know where i'm going here..
you shouldn't worry about your acne coming back for a long awhile, accutane is a pretty severe pill and will smack around those oil glands at even a low dosage.
Posted 04 July 2004 - 03:58 PM
to stay on it 6 months at a decent dose - using super doses for a shorter
period of time will drastically increase side effects and will not be as effective
in the long run
Speak to your derm about it, he should give more concrete reasons why
its a bad idea
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