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How Long Must Your Be Clear Before Stopping Accutane?

I've been on it exactly 3 months (80 mgs per day). I weight 180 pounds. This is my second course. Before I starting taking the 2nd course, I had mild acne and really oily skin. Because of my mild acne, I was clear in a month and a half. I have a derm appt Monday and I'm afraid he won't prescribe my more accutane because my face had 0 acne/oil on it. Is this 3 months enough, because I want to stay on tane as long as possible because I want my oil/acne gone forever.

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well, my derm said everyone stays on it for at least 20 weeks, even if the acne clears up sooner.

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It's differnet in my case. My Doc told me I would go on it for 12 - 16 weeks, and even after I stop taking the medicine it will still have the effects.

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My derm put me on a five month accutane program. I had moderate acne then (I had severe acne when I was 17) and I had some on my chest and back too. I was clear in two months use but he didn't stop me on accutane til i finish five months.

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well, it should be 4 months, minimum! my course was 26 weeks (about 6.5 months) even though i was basically clear after about 12 weeks.

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My roaccutane guidelines state 16-24 weeks being the standard treatment length, which is basically 4-6 months if you count a month as 4 weeks.

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