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4 months full dose too little?

I've just noticed something. My course is supposedly lasting 4 months.

It consists of:

1 month of 40mg (to get used to the drug): 23rd july - 23 august

40mg X 31 days = 1240mg

3 months of 80mg (full dose): 23 august - nov 28

80mg X 97 days = 7760mg

That only gives me 9000mg in total.

This is short of the 9600mg needed for a 120mg course. And that 120mg (9600mg) is the miniumum, the accutane guidelines are 120-150mg for a cumulative dose.

Crap, and here I was getting all excited to be going off tane :(. Guess I'm sticking it out for a while longer, rather that and save myself the trouble of a second course.

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Generally, the cummulative dose factor is 120*your weight in KG's. So, for me I'm 50kg *120= I need a total of 6,000 mg of Accutane ingested to hit the cummulative. You took 40mg month one (1200) and then 3 months of 80mg (7200) so it's likely you are close or at your cummulative at 8,400.....

Good luck.


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