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Derm. prescribed me Accutane + Retin-A...I'm kinda worried:(

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My dermatologist prescribed me both accutane and Retin-A. I feel like 20mg a day and using retin-a twice a week might be too harsh. What do you guys think? I'm a little worried it might be too much for my skin. HELP!

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Should be fine, unless your skin turns out to be quite sensitive to retinoids. 20mg is a relatively low dose, and Retin A 2x/week is a conservative prescription as well.

What strength Retin A did you get?

Also, I am moving this to the Prescription Medications forum, under Accutane posts.

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I'm on 40mg, and I use retin-a everynight, and my derm didn't even prescribe it.

My face is fine, every little helps!

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I took 20mg/day for my course and use Retin-A on alternate nights. It didn't irritate my face and it helped with my red marks. My suggestion ,if your skin isn't sensitive, you can use Retin-A.

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