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Dosage Question on Accutane

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I know it is bascially up to my derm. But what do you guys think?

I have been on tane for 3 months. I am doing a 4 month course for moderate acne. The whole 3 months I have been on 80 mg. I weight 110lbs. My question is do you think it would be okay to cut down to 40mg a day. Reason being is the side effects are killing me!!!! I mean I know alot of people start out at 40mg, so would I have the same long term effect if i end with 40mg? Also is anyone doing a 4 moth course, can you get long term results from a 4 month course?

Thanks for your help!!

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Hmm, if you've been on it for three months already, and only have one more left, I'd try to stick it out and stay at 80 mg/day. The higher the dose, for the longest amount of time possible is the best insurance against the acne coming back.

I'm not sure how effective a four month course would be. Mine was six months, but my dosage schedule was 40 mg/day first two months, 60 mg/day next three months, 80 mg/day last month. I also weigh 110 lbs.

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Hmm, if you've been on it for three months already, and only have one more left, I'd try to stick it out and stay at 80 mg/day. The higher the dose, for the longest amount of time possible is the best insurance against the acne coming back.

I'm not sure how effective a four month course would be. Mine was six months, but my dosage schedule was 40 mg/day first two months, 60 mg/day next three months, 80 mg/day last month. I also weigh 110 lbs.

How long have you been off? Has your acne came back?

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80mg a day for 4 months at your weight would put you around 190mg/kg. That is too high in my opinion.

so you think I would be okay with 40mg for the 4th month? Would have a higher chance of relapse?

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