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Too High Of Dosage? 160Mg? 200Mg?

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I'm male, 17 years old, 5'11', 175lbs. I'm on my 4th month out of my 5 month treatment.

My derm has me on a dosage like this:

Month 1-40mg/day

Month 2-80mg/day

Month 3-120mg/day

Month 4-160mg/day

And if I'm not mistaken, I think she intends to put me on 200mg/day for my last month. Now, I just wanted to ask if this alright/normal/healthy? From what I've read 120mg seems pretty high, let alone 160mg or 200mg?!! I've felt fine though. My side effects have been very minimal compared to others, just REALLY dry skin and a little bit of back pain. Nonetheless, I'm a little worried.

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damn that's very high. I've never seen anyone take that dosage, I can't comment on it being good or bad. I guess you have to trust your derm on this one.

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I'm male, 17 years old, 5'11', 175lbs. I'm on my 4th month out of my 5 month treatment.

My derm has me on a dosage like this:

Month 1-40mg/day

Month 2-80mg/day

Month 3-120mg/day

Month 4-160mg/day

And if I'm not mistaken, I think she intends to put me on 200mg/day for my last month. Now, I just wanted to ask if this alright/normal/healthy? From what I've read 120mg seems pretty high, let alone 160mg or 200mg?!! I've felt fine though. My side effects have been very minimal compared to others, just REALLY dry skin and a little bit of back pain. Nonetheless, I'm a little worried.

Thanks!

That does seem really high. I'm 6'3 /// 180. My first month was 40. Months 2-5 have been 80. I think my derm wants to bring me back down to 40 for my last month.


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That's waaaaay to high. A correct dosage is usually based on your weight in kilograms. My weight is 135lbs---> 61 kg so the max I can take is 60mgs a day. I would be really careful

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Thanks guys. I appreciate the responses. After them, I called my derm to confirm that was the dosage I was supposed to be on. She confirmed it and said she prefers a relatively high dose. I guess I'm just gunna have to ride out this month, but I think if she trys to up me to 200mg I might resist. lol

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