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Relapse rate for accutane

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How many people relapse after taking accutane is thier an exact p ercentage? I know they say man stay clear for about 2 yrs after yet others soonger. Does anyone know the statistics

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All I can tell you is that our derm told us that 80% never have to take it again. But my daughter's friend is also his patient and she's been on it 3 times. It's so difficult to say because it varies so much from person to person.

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I've read some studies and most of them suggest a 66% "cure" rate.

Of the 30% of do not get cured, about 75% of those will respond to a second course of accutane. I'm a practicing PA and it is tough for me to give an accurate % for my practice. I do know that those who have been on accutane tend to have "weaker" acne after treatment than can often be managed topically much easier. If the patient is willing and does not want another course that is!

paul

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