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Jasmin8

9 month treatment for mild acne??

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Hey everyone!

I've been on accutane for 5 months and love it but I'm concerned about the length of my treatment. I was on 20mg for the first 2 months and have been on 40 mg since. According to my weight (75Kg), I'm only roughly half way through.

By the time I see my derm. again I'll have taken 4860 mg of the 9300 goal. Even if she bumps me up to 80 mg per day, it will still be a couple more months.

Is it normal for someone with mild but consistant acne to be on accutane for 8 or 9 months?

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Why couldn't your derm do a regular 4-6 months course at a higher dose? And no it was very unusual to be this long on accutane for mild acne even severe acne.

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It doesn't seem too unusual to me, some derm do longer courses. nine months isn't extreme or anything.

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