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When Should I Take My Roaccutane Tablets?

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so i'm on 30mg a day and also take a fish oil capsule. i have to take three pills a day as i was given a few boxes containing 20mg tablets and a few boxes containing 5mg tablets. before i was given them i was told the usual routine information including to take them with a high fat meal, however i was then also told to try and avoid high fat foods eusa_eh.gif i don't really have many high fat foods anyway so i've just stuck to my normal diet, which is why i got the fish oil capsules. i've just been taking everything all together (the three pills and the fish oil capsule) in the morning after i've had my breakfast which is normally fruit. however i read some posts on here where people were saying they spread their tablets out throughout the day, taking one in the morning and one before bed and stuff like that - so my question is should i be doing this or is the way i'm taking them now ok? and does is matter that i'm not really eating high fat foods? it just made me paranoid that i might be hindering the processmellow.png

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I asked my derm about spreading the tablets out throughout the day but she told me to just take them all at once.

You were told to take them with fat because they are fat soluble and will be absorbed best like this.

I think the reason you were told not to eat lots of fatty foods was probably because Roaccutane puts stress on your body and it's best to try and keep it healthy when you're on it. Does that make sense? :)


16th May-27th October 2013

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

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I asked my derm about spreading the tablets out throughout the day but she told me to just take them all at once.

You were told to take them with fat because they are fat soluble and will be absorbed best like this.

I think the reason you were told not to eat lots of fatty foods was probably because Roaccutane puts stress on your body and it's best to try and keep it healthy when you're on it. Does that make sense? smile.png

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I asked my derm about spreading the tablets out throughout the day but she told me to just take them all at once.

You were told to take them with fat because they are fat soluble and will be absorbed best like this.

I think the reason you were told not to eat lots of fatty foods was probably because Roaccutane puts stress on your body and it's best to try and keep it healthy when you're on it. Does that make sense? smile.png

yeah i guess as long as you take the full dose in some way, it wouldn't really matter too much anywaysmile.png

what you're saying makes sense, but i don't understand how, if i'm meant to avoid fatty foods, i can take the tablets with something containing a lot of fat? i'm just hoping that the fact that i don't take them with a high fat meal won't have any impact on the effectiveness.


16th May-27th October 2013

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"


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I was confused about this too... I'm taking 30mg and they only come in 10mg tablets. My doctor told me to take 10mg 3 times daily, but then the pharmacist told me to take them all at once... I decided to take them 3 times daily because I thought it would be better to have a constant stream of the medicine in the body instead of just a huge dose all at once that would be a shock to the body. But what do I know?

I think it's important to eat healthy on Accutane but it is important to have some fat when you take the tablets. Just having it with fruit probably isn't the best idea. Throwing in 20 almonds would help, or a bit of peanut butter.

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I asked my derm about spreading the tablets out throughout the day but she told me to just take them all at once.

You were told to take them with fat because they are fat soluble and will be absorbed best like this.

I think the reason you were told not to eat lots of fatty foods was probably because Roaccutane puts stress on your body and it's best to try and keep it healthy when you're on it. Does that make sense? smile.png

yeah i guess as long as you take the full dose in some way, it wouldn't really matter too much anywaysmile.png

what you're saying makes sense, but i don't understand how, if i'm meant to avoid fatty foods, i can take the tablets with something containing a lot of fat? i'm just hoping that the fact that i don't take them with a high fat meal won't have any impact on the effectiveness.

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Fat is healthy, transfats are not, big difference.

I drink olive oil like water for weightlifting cals and my overall cholesterol is much lower than the average in my country.

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Fat is healthy, transfats are not, big difference.

I drink olive oil like water for weightlifting cals and my overall cholesterol is much lower than the average in my country.

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Extra virgin olive oil is your friend, as are 100% nut butters ie nothing but crushed nuts.

Low fat diets IMO ate not optimal for health.

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Fat is healthy, transfats are not, big difference.

I drink olive oil like water for weightlifting cals and my overall cholesterol is much lower than the average in my country.

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