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Ok so I am currently on retin a micro and doxycyline have been for 10 weeks it simply isn't working, so I am going to see my derm on the 29th and am going to ask for accutane, what to expect from here? How long do I have to wait to get it? Do i need a blood test before I get it? Do i see my derm every month? Do I get blood tests everymonth?

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Answers seem to vary depending on which country you live in. In the US I have noticed people have to wait a month after their first consultation before they can start, in the UK you get it immediately. As for tests, for me its just been two blood tests over a 7 month course, both of which were early on, to check that I'm fine with the drug.

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In Canada its extremely easy to get. As long as you've tried something beforehand (antibiotics/topicals) you can just go to a walk-in clinic and get the prescription. No iPledge or anything like that required. Just monthly bloodtests after starting.

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I live in canada and literally i went to my doc after trying like 2 creams before and she suggested accutane very casually lol

pretty sure i picked it up like that night or the next morning.

i just had to get blood done at the end of every month, and i only saw the doc once a month for the first 2 months

easy peasy buttt if u dont live in canada its probably not gonna be so easy

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