I took Accutane July 2009. My Dr. said he was starting me on a low dose which was 40mg one pill a day. I took it for only 2 weeks and saw considerable hairloss. I stopped taking it and I am very angry. I want to sue him. I feel he put me on too strong of a dose. I'm so miserable and angry because I lost 50% of my hair thickness in two weeks. Did anyone else get put on too high of a dose to start off? I'm a male 5'10 tall and I weigh between 165 and 170 pounds. I am 23 but was 22 when I took it.
I'm a 23 year old male who took accutane July 2009. As many of you are aware hairloss was listed as a side affect. However when I talked to my doctor he said the hairloss caused by accutane was only one jump in the hair cycle and you would look like you would 6 years in the future. He said only regions that are typically affected by male pattern baldness would see any loss. Well I took 40mg of accutane once a day for two weeks ( he had me on 40 mg once a day instead of 20 mg twice a day) and my