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so how long after the first course can you start the second?

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You don't really HAVE to wait, but derms tend to give people a few weeks (4-24) to see if the patient's acne continues to clear after they discontinue the use of accutane. This does happen to some people. The reason the derm doesn't just prescribe a year long course of 80mg (or 2 5-6 month courses with no break) is because they found out that in general, 5-6 months at 1mg/kg will give the patient the greatest chance for clearance/remission. If 5-6 months is enough time then there is no reason to put up with side effects and other health risks for more time than is necessary.

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I've herd different answers.. but my derm has said she doesn't care. She said no time at all if I felt like it. Shes very pro accutane. I love that woman.

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The Roche prescribing information booklet states that you should wait 2 months or more before beginning a second course.

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.....my dermatologist said you dont really have to wait at all......but somehow that doesnt sound right to me

My derm's standard for a second course is 6 months.

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.....my dermatologist said you dont really have to wait at all......but somehow that doesnt sound right to me

My derm's standard for a second course is 6 months.

I just noticed you use restasis now.... I bet you didn't before accutane ;)

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