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crap, I just missed a dose

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I was in a hurry this morning and totally forget to take my pill.

I'm supposed to take twp 20mg pills in the morning and one 20mg at night. Can I just take all 3 pills at one time?

Or would it be better to take two now. and then take the other one right before bed?

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My derm and the directions on box of accutane say if you miss a dose, just move onto the next and don't double up.

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I was just logging on here to post this exact question, as I also forgot to take my first pill this morning.

However, my derm was originally going to prescribe 30mg pills to take once a day, and when she realized those were unavailable, she prescribed me 20mg 2x a day instead. Don't some people take a 40mg once a day? How is that any different than taking two 20mg pills once a day?

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^thats what I was wondering too.. I just took my first two right after I posted and then i'm going to take my last one before I go to bed.

I'm sure I won't die from this ONE time.

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To answer the original question. It won't matter if you miss one pill. The accutane is still fresh in your body for quite some time.

Also, I believe the "if you miss your dose, skip it" is a general drug recommendation. For some drugs, it is dangerous to take a double dose at once. In this case however, if you were to take the 2x 20mg at night, you would be absolutely fine, but there's really no need to.

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