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I'm 5'11" 190 lbs & my derm is starting me off at a measly 40mg, isn't that too low?

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That's kinda strange. I'm not saying a am an expert of this stuff BUT I am a girl that 5'5" and I weigh 125 and my derm started me off on 40 mg a day. Maybe he just wants to get your body used to it. It is better to start out low and work your way up. Good Luck:)

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While it might be/seem low, as az0889 said starting off low might be good for your body. When I started accutane a few years ago I was put straight onto a very high dosage and it didnt work any better or worse than the lower dosage the second time I needed it. In fact the side effects were probably worse. Easing yourself onto it is likely to make is more bareable in the long run!

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