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A friend of mine weighs 110 pounds(50kg) and gets accutane of 20mg per day. Is that enough for her? Since she doesn't weigh that much does she still have the chance to get a second course or better said a relaps?

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A friend of mine weighs 110 pounds(50kg) and gets accutane of 20mg per day. Is that enough for her? Since she doesn't weigh that much does she still have the chance to get a second course or better said a relaps?

if she's only just started (IE in the first 2 months) that's generally fine- but it's all dependant on the person, and the severity of their acne. she could be clear after using 20mg for a few months if her acne isn't too severe, or she could stay on 20mg for longer than 'normal' (for example 8 months) and still get clear if her acne is a little worse. Having said that, generally people have their dose upped to around a mg per kg in weight by the 2nd or 3rd month- people that stay continuously on a low dose either have pretty mild acne or are happy to be on a longer course in order to avoid worsened side effects by an increased dosage.

... hope that helped but not sure if it did :D

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