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Starting Accutane for the first time. Some questions

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Guest Adeel Lone

I read a lot of threads here about Accutane so I thought I'll ask here

-The Doctor gave me 20mg. I weigh a total of 65kg, so she said I'll starts off with 20mg for 6 weeks, then 40mg for 6 weeks, and finally 60mg for the rest. Is this normal?

-Would I even see any effects since I'm starting at 20mg? Is this like the 'warm up' because I feel uneasy taking something for 6 weeks which is really weak and won't really affect me.

-What are the stuff I'm going to need 24/7. Moisturiser/Lip Balm/Contact Lens Solution. No drinking alcohol, no vitamin A tablets. Anything else?

-Sometimes I smoke cigarettes while chilling (bad i know), but do i need to stop that?

Any other tips you can give me.

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I read a lot of threads here about Accutane so I thought I'll ask here

-The Doctor gave me 20mg. I weigh a total of 65kg, so she said I'll starts off with 20mg for 6 weeks, then 40mg for 6 weeks, and finally 60mg for the rest. Is this normal?

-Would I even see any effects since I'm starting at 20mg? Is this like the 'warm up' because I feel uneasy taking something for 6 weeks which is really weak and won't really affect me.

-What are the stuff I'm going to need 24/7. Moisturiser/Lip Balm/Contact Lens Solution. No drinking alcohol, no vitamin A tablets. Anything else?

-Sometimes I smoke cigarettes while chilling (bad i know), but do i need to stop that?

Any other tips you can give me.

The reason why dermatologists work their patients up to a high dose and not go directly to 60mg, is because they will likely "flare up" as they say.(acne worsen alot) It is normal. The 20 mg will certainly effect you, it will get into your blood and start working. You do not need to stop smoking cigarettes, this will not be a big deal, unless your smoking in excess.

good luck

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