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#1 Chase123

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:36 PM

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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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

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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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

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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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

Holy shit that is high... If you add all your dosage together, you get 18000mg all together. If you divide that by your weight in kg which is 79.5kg, you get 226.4mg/kg. That's pretty high...

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

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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