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Mellon Collie

alternating accutane dosage

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Whats up people,

My derm just upped my dosage to 60mg a day. But instead of having me take one 20mg pill and another 40 mg pill, she wants me to take 40 mg one day and 80mg another day. What is the reasoning behind this? (The only thing I can think of is savings).

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Actually, my derm prescribed accutane to me in "pulses". I have a mixed bag as far as my skin is concerned. Whiteheads, pimples, the occasional cyst....not truly bad enough to get a script from most doc's, but this derm is a little "squirrley" :- if ya know wot i mean! And she wanted me to take 40 mgs every other WEEK. She said it would just "tamp" down the oil glands rather than suppress them entirely. She also hated having to do blood tests and this kind of dosing didn't require them.

I'm not defending my derms medical ethics, but maybe YOUR derm is doing something along the same lines, with the fluctating doses.

hope this helps.

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