Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

accutane bitch

Accutane dosage 1.5mg per kg?

Recommended Posts

A bit of background:
21, female with hormonal acne
I weigh 52kg, and am 5'2
I live in the UK, so am getting accutane through the NHS
Started on accutane in June, so going into my 4th month of accutane (out of ~6 months). 

When I was started on accutane they told me my max dose would be 50mg, and my target dose was around 6000mg.
I saw my dermatologist today, and considering my acne has not been cleared (had a massive breakout a few weeks ago), she said we could try for 55mg. When I expressed that I was worried about accutane not clearing my acne, she said she could extend the course and increase the doses by 50% i.e. to 75mg/day (hope that makes sense)
Ended up going for 50mg because of my side effects.

Was just wondering if anyone else has come across this? I'm just worried about worsening/permanent side effects, but also worried that my acne won't clear after all

Thanks :)

Month 1 - 25mg/day
Month 2 - 30mg/day
Month 3 - 40mg/day
Month 4 - 50mg/day

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×