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Maximum Dosage?

Has anyone have any information on the maximum dosage for Accutane? I am taking 120mg/day and wondering if it might be too high. I am having the normal side effects of dry lips and skin but no others.



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Hi Tany

Dosages usually fall between 0.5mg-1.0mg/kg of body weight depending on the severity of the acne. Some doctors do prescribe up to 2mg/kg of body weight if the acne is very severe or unreponsive at a lower dose.

Cant really tell you if 120mg/day is too high since I dont know your weight.

Best of luck!

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Generally speaking, the highest common dosage I hear of is 80mg/day. Many are on around 40mg/day, like me. If your doctor prescribed it, I think it will be safe, and with such a high dosage, there's probably less chance of it coming back in the future.

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