Hey guys. I've been on 10mg for 1 month and 20mg for a month and a half now. I was wondering if it takes a lot longer to clear while on a low dose. I have been tempted to call my derm and ask for an increased dose because i am still breaking out. Can anyone who has had experience with low dose accutane let me know of their own experience.
Taking a low dose will indeed take you longer to reach your recommended culmative dose, which stands at between 125-150mg for every kg you weigh.
So if for example you weigh 80kg,
then 125 x 80 = 10,000
divided by the dosage you wish to take, lets say 40mg, so,
10,000 / 40 = 250 days, or 35 weeks, or 9 months.
So in short yes, it will take longer, but then the trade off is you have less severe side effects. I have taken all manner of dosages myself, from high to low&long and I find personally the latter to be more beneficial to me.
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Hope that helps.
All the best,