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Should I Increase Dosage? Experience And Advice Needed

Hi everyone. This is my first post but I've been reading for a while.

I am currently 2 and a half months into a course of accutane. For the first month I was on 20mg a day. From month 2 onwards I have been on 40mg a day. My problem area was my forehead and I am happy with the results there. Red patches, clammy to touch, appeared on my cheeks from week 2. This is where I had acne as a teen (im now 24) and accutane did the trick.

My dermatologist gave me te option to increase to 60mg a day. I was wondering if based on anyone's experience whether this would help with these patches or if I should stay on 40mg for the duration of my course. I noticed that my skin worsened when I increased dosage and I would rather stay on 40mg if this is likely to happen again.

I weigh 70kg and side effects are manageable, just lips and occaisional dry eyes really. Thanks for any advice.

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Doctor should be doing a weight to dosage ratio with you. 60 mg might be a little high. I would stay at 40 IMO.

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