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Stopping accutane for a week

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Hey, hey, hey. Sorry if this has already been posted before, but is there anyone out there who has stopped accutane for a week in the middle of their treatment? If so, did your side effects go away and did you breakout badly during your time off? And when you re-started the course, did things just pick up where they left off?


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Hi perp!

To answer your questions:

I stopped my Accutane treatment for few days to a week several times. Side effects, like dry lips, don't go away in such a short period of time. The reason I stopped was from irritable bowel issues, and the issue was fine after taking a short break from treatment.

I had no extra breakouts during my breaks from treatment. Once I re-started treatment, it was like I had never even taken a break.

Cumulative dose is the important thing with Accutane, so don't worry if you need to take a break (or even a few breaks).

If you have any concerns, be sure to speak with your doctor.

Best of luck!

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