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I have some questions about my course

I just started 2 days ago my 7 month on tane. Did 40mg first 2 months and 60mg ever since, I weigh 160-163lbs. The reason my doctor extended it because I still got a few real zits on my face back and shoulders and maybe about 2 dozen more outbreaks on my face, back and shoulders but those very small, like dots for pimples, which most people have/get even on their body, I doubt accutane can take care of those. All my derm says I have a very resistant case, and we need to be aggressive.

My questions are...is accutane any more effective after 6 months and how long is the max I can be extended, after this month my cumulative dose will be in the 150 something mg/kg range. My blood work is fine.

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My first course was 9 months. How long it can be extended depends on your personal tolerance really. If your bloodwork is fine and your side effects manageable you should be ok. Accutane should take care of the minor acne you describe, but you might be one of these people that doesn't fully clear until the course is done and you stop taking the med.

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My first course was 9 months. How long it can be extended depends on your personal tolerance really. If your bloodwork is fine and your side effects manageable you should be ok. Accutane should take care of the minor acne you describe, but you might be one of these people that doesn't fully clear until the course is done and you stop taking the med.

While my side effects are virtually not there, all I have is some chapped lips, I started getting now minor muscle aches that come and go and very mild eczema and dry nose and blood work is fine. But I'm sure it's not healthy to be too long on it, huh? I assume there is a reason it's a 4-6 months treatment :think:

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