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What Dosage Can I Expect ?

I am starting Accutane on the 31st October, and my dermatologist said she would probably start me on a "very low dose" because I'm "tiny", and I wasn't sure what that meant. She told me to get an exact weight before I see her and I'm 102 pounds, which is about 46kg, and if it's 0.5mg/kg would that be 20mg? Would I stay on the same dose for the whole course or would it be increased? I don't have cystic acne, just lots of inflammatory acne. I'm wondering how long I'm going to be on Accutane as well... I don't really want to do a long course with a low dose so I am hoping that's not what she's planning..?

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Really depends on how bad your acne is and what your weight is. I have severe acne and weigh 82kg. I'm on 30mg once a day and thats helping very well!

Good luck!

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^only 30 mg for severe mg and 82 kg? Wow, that's really light.

I'm about 60 kg, my acne is moderate, and I'm on 40 mg per day.

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