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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with?

(I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with?

(I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with? (I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

Its a very high dosage. Its OK to start high, but some people say it gives a higher chance of IB (initial breakout), and I agree.You are on twice as much as me and we weigh about the same. I have severe-moderate cystic/ nodular acne. Back acne is severe and I have had it for 5 years, acne for 7.It really all depends though; how long are you going to take it?I will be taking it for 195 days or 28 weeks, giving me a cumulative dose of 7800 (or 8000), 8000 / 65 = 123. So I end my course taking 123 mg pr kg.The best results are usually found between 120 and 150 mg pr kg. With higher dosage, comes the risk of more (, more serious or more severe) side effects. Some people find that they can get acne remission with MUCH lower doses though; 5-30 mg at about the same weight.I have also heard that you should take Accutane for 2 more months after you have achieved clearness for it to last. The doctor who said this, supposedly have 'cured' thousands of people. (I'm gonna ask my derm about doing this, but I have to see how it goes).I have also heard of those who did not get their full effect before after their course had ended, they also ended up with full remission (it never came back again, or very little). Remember to moisturize and take Accutane with a high fat meal (for better absorption).Good luck :)

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with? (I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

Its a very high dosage. Its OK to start high, but some people say it gives a higher chance of IB (initial breakout), and I agree.You are on twice as much as me and we weigh about the same. I have severe-moderate cystic/ nodular acne. Back acne is severe and I have had it for 5 years, acne for 7.It really all depends though; how long are you going to take it?I will be taking it for 195 days or 28 weeks, giving me a cumulative dose of 7800 (or 8000), 8000 / 65 = 123. So I end my course taking 123 mg pr kg.The best results are usually found between 120 and 150 mg pr kg. With higher dosage, comes the risk of more (, more serious or more severe) side effects. Some people find that they can get acne remission with MUCH lower doses though; 5-30 mg at about the same weight.I have also heard that you should take Accutane for 2 more months after you have achieved clearness for it to last. The doctor who said this, supposedly have 'cured' thousands of people. (I'm gonna ask my derm about doing this, but I have to see how it goes).I have also heard of those who did not get their full effect before after their course had ended, they also ended up with full remission (it never came back again, or very little). Remember to moisturize and take Accutane with a high fat meal (for better absorption).Good luck smile.png

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with? (I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

Its a very high dosage. Its OK to start high, but some people say it gives a higher chance of IB (initial breakout), and I agree.You are on twice as much as me and we weigh about the same. I have severe-moderate cystic/ nodular acne. Back acne is severe and I have had it for 5 years, acne for 7.It really all depends though; how long are you going to take it?I will be taking it for 195 days or 28 weeks, giving me a cumulative dose of 7800 (or 8000), 8000 / 65 = 123. So I end my course taking 123 mg pr kg.The best results are usually found between 120 and 150 mg pr kg. With higher dosage, comes the risk of more (, more serious or more severe) side effects. Some people find that they can get acne remission with MUCH lower doses though; 5-30 mg at about the same weight.I have also heard that you should take Accutane for 2 more months after you have achieved clearness for it to last. The doctor who said this, supposedly have 'cured' thousands of people. (I'm gonna ask my derm about doing this, but I have to see how it goes).I have also heard of those who did not get their full effect before after their course had ended, they also ended up with full remission (it never came back again, or very little). Remember to moisturize and take Accutane with a high fat meal (for better absorption).Good luck :)

What do you mean by a higher chance of an IB? How often do initial breakouts occur (I'm guessing it varies from person) I also have acne on my back and some on my chest. Thanks for the reply and good luck to you too!

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with? (I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

Its a very high dosage. Its OK to start high, but some people say it gives a higher chance of IB (initial breakout), and I agree.You are on twice as much as me and we weigh about the same. I have severe-moderate cystic/ nodular acne. Back acne is severe and I have had it for 5 years, acne for 7.It really all depends though; how long are you going to take it?I will be taking it for 195 days or 28 weeks, giving me a cumulative dose of 7800 (or 8000), 8000 / 65 = 123. So I end my course taking 123 mg pr kg.The best results are usually found between 120 and 150 mg pr kg. With higher dosage, comes the risk of more (, more serious or more severe) side effects. Some people find that they can get acne remission with MUCH lower doses though; 5-30 mg at about the same weight.I have also heard that you should take Accutane for 2 more months after you have achieved clearness for it to last. The doctor who said this, supposedly have 'cured' thousands of people. (I'm gonna ask my derm about doing this, but I have to see how it goes).I have also heard of those who did not get their full effect before after their course had ended, they also ended up with full remission (it never came back again, or very little). Remember to moisturize and take Accutane with a high fat meal (for better absorption).Good luck smile.png

What do you mean by a higher chance of an IB? How often do initial breakouts occur (I'm guessing it varies from person) I also have acne on my back and some on my chest. Thanks for the reply and good luck to you too!

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with? (I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

Its a very high dosage. Its OK to start high, but some people say it gives a higher chance of IB (initial breakout), and I agree.You are on twice as much as me and we weigh about the same. I have severe-moderate cystic/ nodular acne. Back acne is severe and I have had it for 5 years, acne for 7.It really all depends though; how long are you going to take it?I will be taking it for 195 days or 28 weeks, giving me a cumulative dose of 7800 (or 8000), 8000 / 65 = 123. So I end my course taking 123 mg pr kg.The best results are usually found between 120 and 150 mg pr kg. With higher dosage, comes the risk of more (, more serious or more severe) side effects. Some people find that they can get acne remission with MUCH lower doses though; 5-30 mg at about the same weight.I have also heard that you should take Accutane for 2 more months after you have achieved clearness for it to last. The doctor who said this, supposedly have 'cured' thousands of people. (I'm gonna ask my derm about doing this, but I have to see how it goes).I have also heard of those who did not get their full effect before after their course had ended, they also ended up with full remission (it never came back again, or very little). Remember to moisturize and take Accutane with a high fat meal (for better absorption).Good luck smile.png

What do you mean by a higher chance of an IB? How often do initial breakouts occur (I'm guessing it varies from person) I also have acne on my back and some on my chest. Thanks for the reply and good luck to you too!

I think I read somewhere that about 25% of people get it, but in my experience a lot more do. Your body doesn't get the chance to get used to the medication. How long the IB last varies greatly from person to person.Again, I cannot help you unless I know how long you are going use it, but I guess that's not what you're interrested in.

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with? (I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

Its a very high dosage. Its OK to start high, but some people say it gives a higher chance of IB (initial breakout), and I agree.You are on twice as much as me and we weigh about the same. I have severe-moderate cystic/ nodular acne. Back acne is severe and I have had it for 5 years, acne for 7.It really all depends though; how long are you going to take it?I will be taking it for 195 days or 28 weeks, giving me a cumulative dose of 7800 (or 8000), 8000 / 65 = 123. So I end my course taking 123 mg pr kg.The best results are usually found between 120 and 150 mg pr kg. With higher dosage, comes the risk of more (, more serious or more severe) side effects. Some people find that they can get acne remission with MUCH lower doses though; 5-30 mg at about the same weight.I have also heard that you should take Accutane for 2 more months after you have achieved clearness for it to last. The doctor who said this, supposedly have 'cured' thousands of people. (I'm gonna ask my derm about doing this, but I have to see how it goes).I have also heard of those who did not get their full effect before after their course had ended, they also ended up with full remission (it never came back again, or very little). Remember to moisturize and take Accutane with a high fat meal (for better absorption).Good luck smile.png

What do you mean by a higher chance of an IB? How often do initial breakouts occur (I'm guessing it varies from person) I also have acne on my back and some on my chest. Thanks for the reply and good luck to you too!

I think I read somewhere that about 25% of people get it, but in my experience a lot more do. Your body doesn't get the chance to get used to the medication. How long the IB last varies greatly from person to person.Again, I cannot help you unless I know how long you are going use it, but I guess that's not what you're interrested in.

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I am on day 7 and my derm started me on 80mg a day which is 40mg twice a day. 165lbs male.

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Although listening to your doctor is a good idea, an informed and educated patient is never a bad thing. Studies have shown that patients on average only receive half the recommended care the evidence suggests. Doctors cannot read every piece of research or literature out there and many patients do have more specific knowledge about their condition than their treating physician. But one thing I wouldn't do is just take an opinion opined in this forum and stop doing what a doctor has recommended or prescribed without first discussing it with him or her.

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What? You don't think over 222 mg pr kg is a overkill?

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I started Accutane about 11 days ago and my dermatologist started me off with 40 mg twice a day. Does that mean I'm basically taking 80 mg and is it a good thing to start off with? (I weigh about 155lbs if that makes a difference)

Its a very high dosage. Its OK to start high, but some people say it gives a higher chance of IB (initial breakout), and I agree.You are on twice as much as me and we weigh about the same. I have severe-moderate cystic/ nodular acne. Back acne is severe and I have had it for 5 years, acne for 7.It really all depends though; how long are you going to take it?I will be taking it for 195 days or 28 weeks, giving me a cumulative dose of 7800 (or 8000), 8000 / 65 = 123. So I end my course taking 123 mg pr kg.The best results are usually found between 120 and 150 mg pr kg. With higher dosage, comes the risk of more (, more serious or more severe) side effects. Some people find that they can get acne remission with MUCH lower doses though; 5-30 mg at about the same weight.I have also heard that you should take Accutane for 2 more months after you have achieved clearness for it to last. The doctor who said this, supposedly have 'cured' thousands of people. (I'm gonna ask my derm about doing this, but I have to see how it goes).I have also heard of those who did not get their full effect before after their course had ended, they also ended up with full remission (it never came back again, or very little). Remember to moisturize and take Accutane with a high fat meal (for better absorption).Good luck smile.png

What do you mean by a higher chance of an IB? How often do initial breakouts occur (I'm guessing it varies from person) I also have acne on my back and some on my chest. Thanks for the reply and good luck to you too!

I think I read somewhere that about 25% of people get it, but in my experience a lot more do. Your body doesn't get the chance to get used to the medication. How long the IB last varies greatly from person to person.Again, I cannot help you unless I know how long you are going use it, but I guess that's not what you're interrested in.

Well I'm guessing that I'll be using it for 6 months. I'm not sure though. I also doubt that she'll have me at 80mg every month or maybe she will I guess it depends how I'm doing throughout the months.

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What? You don't think over 222 mg pr kg is a overkill?

Hi,

This is a relatively recent study, where a higher daily dose and higher cumulative dosage than are normally considered are used:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22909370

What do you think?

Steve.

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more than 20% of patients experience a relapse within two years that requires further medical management.

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more than 20% of patients experience a relapse within two years that requires further medical management.

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