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Is 30 mg/day of Isotretinoin a low dosage?

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A typical dose for your weight is around 60-70mg.

Many derms start you out at a low dose the first 1-2 months to see how your body reacts

and so you don't get a severe IB just starting out.

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A typical dose for your weight is around 60-70mg.

Many derms start you out at a low dose the first 1-2 months to see how your body reacts

and so you don't get a severe IB just starting out.

I'm 150 pounds and my derm started me off on 80mg per day. Different derms have different styles of how they will treat their patients.

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Im also on 30mg/day and I also weight around 70kg. It is a dose that is on the lower side, but I think it could work, although there is a higher chance that the acne will come back. I think you and me might have found a derm where they go with a low dose treatment, in the interest of maintaining your health (and decreasing side effects).

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I don't know what the heck it is, but it seems like a lot of derms are starting off on a lower DOSE.

Yes, 30mg a day is a low dose, unless you are a fairly light individual :).

If you research recommended dosing for accutane, they will alll say about 60-80mg STARTING for your weight range, 70kilos.

I'm 80 kilo's and my derm started me on 40mg a day which I'm furious about being that I've had 2 previous courses @ 80mg a day with great results and minimal side effects.

Possibly derms are adapting new guidelines to ensure that they ease you into the medication to limit side-effects. That's just my opinion.

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