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Me starting Accutane 15-male

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So I'm on week 7 on Accutane or Oratane (what it's called in New Zealand).

I was first prescribed 20mg per day for 1 week, then afterwards 2x 20mg per day for another month.

Also I was taking 1x 20mg of prednisone and 2x 500mg erythromycin.

Now in week 4 i stopped taking erythromycin and in week 5-6 I stopped taking prednisone while upping my accutane dosage to 3x 20mg instead of 2x.

My acne had cleared up substantially, but just last week it has gotten cystic and pussy, (not as bad before treatment, but enough to make me very upset and in pain).

I talked to my Derm and I am know on erythromycin and prednisone again, for another 3 weeks, also only taking 2 pills instead of 3.

My acne is quite sever, mainly on my neck and back.

What I want to know, is has anyone been on these drugs and what it did to your acne.

Also when should my acne start clearing up for good.

Any other helpful;l information is appreciated.


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Accutane takes months to work, during which time your skin's condition may fluctuate markedly and regularly, especially with dose increases.

Only be slightly concerned if you still have significant acne 4-5 months after your first pill. Before then, pimples are not uncommon.

Good luck.

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