Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Recommended Posts

I recently got accutane prescribed to me for 120mg a day. My doctor wants me to take 3 pills (each 20mg) in the morning and do the same at night. Since I have never been on accutane before I am a little skeptical about starting out on this amount. My doctor said I should be fine since I am around 6'8" and 228lbs, and since my body is bigger that I can take a higher dose. I just wanted some feedback on this decision and if anyone has ever been started out on this high of a dose?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I recently got accutane prescribed to me for 120mg a day. My doctor wants me to take 3 pills (each 20mg) in the morning and do the same at night. Since I have never been on accutane before I am a little skeptical about starting out on this amount. My doctor said I should be fine since I am around 6'8" and 228lbs, and since my body is bigger that I can take a higher dose. I just wanted some feedback on this decision and if anyone has ever been started out on this high of a dose?

the mg per day sounds about right for ur weight. 1mg/kg (your about 104kg) so 120mg is a little over but its fine. I take 40mg a day but im 120lbs (55kg) i should be taking 30mg pills twice a day but my doctor wants to see how i react to 40mgs a day before he ups my dose.

quick question-

are u taking all three pills at once? ask your doctor why he didn't prescribed u a high mg pill like 50mg's twice a day

I understand y u feel a little skeptical, i would feel that way too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a high dose, but not for your size. i was on 80 mgs a day and weight 118 lbs :P

you should be fine, but let your doctor know if your side affects become too severe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the mg per day sounds about right for ur weight. 1mg/kg (your about 104kg) so 120mg is a little over but its fine. I take 40mg a day but im 120lbs (55kg) i should be taking 30mg pills twice a day but my doctor wants to see how i react to 40mgs a day before he ups my dose.

quick question-

are u taking all three pills at once? ask your doctor why he didn't prescribed u a high mg pill like 50mg's twice a day

I understand y u feel a little skeptical, i would feel that way too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, Im taking 3 (20mg) pills all at once in the morning and at night. The reason my doctor is doing this, he said is that accutane usually only comes in 10,20,30,40mg. He didn't feel like mix and matching the pills so I would be taking a higher dose in the morning and then a lower dose at night just to make sure it was equal with my weight. ( ex. 2 (40mg)in the morning, 1 (30mg) at night = 110mg which is closer to thhe actual dosage I should be taking) He just didn't feel comfortable doing that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sounds like he's doing the right thing, i wonder why my doctor started with such a low dose??? anyhow good luck with everything

Lol I'm taking 40mg a day too but I'm 130lbs xD

I think they start us out so low just in case we have some sort of major reaction...because I believe the next step for us is 60mg right after.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

for me,

week 1, 1 tablet

week 2, 2 tablets

week 3, 3 tablets

week 4 (now), 4 tablets

week 5, 5 tablets

100mg every day for the next 2 months...hmmm...

means, i'll be taking 40mg over my 60mg/60kg weight thing...

but I dont even have a head ache taking 4 tablets...

I feel abit weird...because I have no side effects at all...

only dry lips sometimes...but its winter right now which makes it a normal thing...

hmmm

oh and my derm said,

anybody can take as much --mg's of accutane,

depending on how much side effects they get.

he said the 'usual' thing is...60mg if I weigh 60kg,

but i can take a double dose, of 120mg even thought i weight 60kg,

if my body can take it and my blood tests are perfect,

hmmm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lol I'm taking 40mg a day too but I'm 130lbs xD

I think they start us out so low just in case we have some sort of major reaction...because I believe the next step for us is 60mg right after.

Shortddork!!!! (me too!!!)

You are correcto! but i still think that my should have just gave me the 60mgs since my side effects arent too bad, although he wouldnt have known that my side effects werent going to be bad, had he not given me the 40mg first.... My doc is doing the "right thing too" lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×