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Hi I'm new here, and I was prescribed 100mg twice daily for my hormonal acne. (Has anyone been prescribed this amount?)
I'm scared to take them, 100mg twice seems like a lot..
I've read around and most ladies were prescribed 25mg and 50mg daily to start off..

I told my Derm how I was nervous about the dosage before prescribing me the amount, and he basically shrugged me off saying that he gives this dosage to
all his patients who he puts on Spiro.. And it's okay.

I was wondering, can I just take one 100mg tablet daily until I can see my Dermatologist again(which is next month).
Would it hurt to try it? Or just stick with 200mg and see if anything bad happens. :smileys_n_people_58:


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Hello. I agree 200mg a day seems like a higher dose but if the doctor recommends that dose he must think that is what you need. On that front though I would only take what I was comfortable with taking everyday. I currently take 50mg of spiro twice a day and it works very well for me that way (been on it for over 5 years) so you could ask the doctor to send you in a script for the 50mg pills and then go from there. You could start with 50mg twice a day and see how you feel and then decide later if you want to move up to 100mg twice a day. Good luck!

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