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How do people get so much tane for so little weight?

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I weigh 163lbs. 1st+2nd month was 40mg, month 3-5 60mg and month 6 will be 70mg. A cumulative dose around 132-135mg/kg and I only have moderately severe acne.

I see people with same dosages as me weigh like 100-120lbs and less acne. Isn't that bad? I know a cumulative dose of 120-150mg/kg is all really needed. And thus some of those people with such low weight and much mg of Accutane still have problems.

Also I read some guy in there weighs like 170lbs. was on 30mg of tane for like 7 months with cystic acne and cleared up. I want to know what's going on here.

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Unless I'm wrong with my calculations my cumulative dose is going to be around 162 mg/kg. Anyone else get this high of a cumulative dose? I thought over 150 mg/kg was overdoing it.

I started month 1 with 40 mg and my derm said from now on I'm going to be on 80 through to the end. I have mild/moderate acne.

I think it really is the prescribing doctors judgement as to how much they think a person needs. I guess my derm just wants to make sure I get what I need. SJe did say if the dryness and side effects were too much for me that I could do 60 mg a day. That figures out to about 125 mg/kg for me.

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I guess all derms have their different ways of prescribing accutane. I weigh 110 lbs and my derm wanted to put me on 40mg for 5 months. I pushed him to 50mg for the 2nd month and thru the rest of the treatment. I did this because I am taking a generic form and have heard that its absorbtion is less than the accutane brand name. Also this is my 2nd course so i want to make sure its my last. I may even get him to go up to 60mg, mainly because they discontinued the 10mg pills of clavaris and i may not have a choice.

Personally, I believe in the progressing the dosage. Starting out small and going higher. I think its a more popular method the derms use. I feel bad for those that weight as much as I do taking 80mg because the side effects must be horrible, i can only imagine.

Correct me if Im wrong, but to figure out your correct dosage, you just divide your weight by 2 right? Anyways, yes the cumulative dose is 125 but just because you swallow the pill everyday doesnt guarantee that it all gets absorbed. right? :confused:

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I guess all derms have their different ways of prescribing accutane. I weigh 110 lbs and my derm wanted to put me on 40mg for 5 months. I pushed him to 50mg for the 2nd month and thru the rest of the treatment. I did this because I am taking a generic form and have heard that its absorbtion is less than the accutane brand name. Also this is my 2nd course so i want to make sure its my last. I may even get him to go up to 60mg, mainly because they discontinued the 10mg pills of clavaris and i may not have a choice.

Personally, I believe in the progressing the dosage. Starting out small and going higher. I think its a more popular method the derms use. I feel bad for those that weight as much as I do taking 80mg because the side effects must be horrible, i can only imagine.

Correct me if Im wrong, but to figure out your correct dosage, you just divide your weight by 2 right? Anyways, yes the cumulative dose is 125 but just because you swallow the pill everyday doesnt guarantee that it all gets absorbed. right? :confused:

Is that true for all generics? I heard somewhere that some derm's prefer the generic Sotret (the one I'm on). I've been wondering where that came from.

To figure it out I added the 40 mg I'm taking for 30 days (1200) and then the 80 I'll be taking for 5 months, or 150 days, (120,000) and divided it by my weight in kg. I don't know if that's right or not though.

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I guess all derms have their different ways of prescribing accutane. I weigh 110 lbs and my derm wanted to put me on 40mg for 5 months. I pushed him to 50mg for the 2nd month and thru the rest of the treatment. I did this because I am taking a generic form and have heard that its absorbtion is less than the accutane brand name. Also this is my 2nd course so i want to make sure its my last. I may even get him to go up to 60mg, mainly because they discontinued the 10mg pills of clavaris and i may not have a choice.

Personally, I believe in the progressing the dosage. Starting out small and going higher. I think its a more popular method the derms use. I feel bad for those that weight as much as I do taking 80mg because the side effects must be horrible, i can only imagine.

Correct me if Im wrong, but to figure out your correct dosage, you just divide your weight by 2 right? Anyways, yes the cumulative dose is 125 but just because you swallow the pill everyday doesnt guarantee that it all gets absorbed. right? :confused:

Generic, brand name all the same and yes it does get absorbed as long as you eat a meal that has a few hundred calories in it I don't mean pizza or fries everyday lol.

To know your cumulative dose for you add all of your dosage up for 6 months (if you were on it for 6 months). You take that sum and divide it by 6 because of 6 months and what you get you multiply it by 180 (180 days), then what you get you divide by kilos (for ex you weigh 60kgs)

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Jen

If you're on a 6 month course and stay on 50mg then this is what I got:

40X30 = 1200 that's 40mg a day for 30 days

50X150 = 7500 that's 50 mg a day for 150 days (approx. 5 months)

together they add up to 8700.... you weigh 110 lbs which is 49.9 kg

so 8700/49.9 = about 174.35 mg/kg

Again that's what I got so I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. I've been trying to figure it out how your're supposed to do it but I can't find the post I saw awhile ago that spelled it right out.

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Hey, thanks for figuring it out for me :D Im actually on a 5 month course so it would come to around 147, so thats still above the recommended dosage.

I usually take my pill with a salad, dressed with olive oil and tossed with sunflower seeds. Also with 1 omega 3*6*9, and 1 fish oil. Ive been trying to eat healthy and cant imagine eating fried chicken or mc donalds everyday for the next 4 months! :naughty:

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