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Not enough pills to last til next appointment

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Yesterday, my derm gave me my first prescription for accutane (40mg per day - weight 80kg). He has given me 30 days worth but my next appointment is not for 6 weeks. I was wondering which of these options would be best:

1. Wait 2 weeks before starting to take the pills

2. Take 20mg per day for 2 weeks then up it to 40mg for the remaining 4 weeks

3. Start taking 40mg now and skip weekends so that I can have a drink without worrying

If there are any dangers or benefits associated with the above, any advice will be appreciated.

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Call your derm to ask if he made a mistake? Prescribing 40mg a day and not having an appointment on the proper day is a very unprofessinal fault.

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Option 4 (& my suggestion): wait 1 week, then do 20mg/day for 2 weeks & 40mg/day for the rest.

This gives you enough to last the 6 weeks & makes the first few weeks on accutane easier! win-win-win-win.

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