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I ran out of accutane (it's thursday) & I won't be able to pick up my next prescription until Tuesday, how bad is that?

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I've only been on it 1 month & at a very low dose..so I don't have much built up in my system to begin with, & with 5 days off, I don't know what to think

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I had this issue, too. I called my derm and asked them what I should do. Luckily for me, I noticed it before I was out, so I rationed them throughout the last half of the month. They didn't even suggest that, but it just made me feel more comfortable. So, if you have pills left, you could try that. They basically told me that it happens all the time and it wasn't a big deal. I'm guessing because it's a fat soluble medication. Oh, and I'm on 40mg. Not sure if you consider that a "low dose" or not. Anyway, everything will be fine :)

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I have been told hat Acutane stays in your system for a full 30 days. So if you miss a couple days here or their, you should be fine. :)

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