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what doctors say about Accutane

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"After 13 years and hundreds of patients I have the following anecdotal

opinions

1. Women relapse about 30% of the time, the younger the more likely

2. I now use total dose seeking 125mg/kg as was published in BJD several

years

ago and don't worry about daily dose so much, its a good way to minimize

side

effects in those who suffer more.

3. Borderline candidates, that is pustular and microcystic relapse at a

higher

rate.

4. By continuing antibiotic tx (non-Tcn) for the first 4 weeks I avoid the

severe early flares before the accutane takes effect.

5. I try to push"elective" courses to spring and summer, the sun is less a

problem than the dry in winter.

6. I always warn of decreased night vision, it is very common during the

third

and later months.

7. Almost no one regrets having taken accutane once its over

8. Suppressive tx after second or third courses can be very valuable

although

I

have used only sparingly in carefully chosen cases

LJ Gregg, M.D.,Tulsa"

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This was interesting, thanks for posting! But hooman that bit about the borderline candidates...does this mean you have to have a face full of massive cystic acne for accutane to cure you? Does anyone know what "microcystic" is?

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This was interesting, thanks for posting! But hooman that bit about the borderline candidates...does this mean you have to have a face full of massive cystic acne for accutane to cure you? Does anyone know what "microcystic" is?

ya this part worries me

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