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How much Accutane will I need to take?

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I think I've seeen on the boards, people able to work out the total mg's of their Accutane course based on weight.

Can anyone post how you work it out?

Thanks

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Most doctors prescribe 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg of bodyweight per day.

lbs / 2.2 = kilograms

kg x 2.2 = pounds

so if you weigh 160lbs ...160/2.2=72 kg.

dose is anything between 36mg to 72mg.

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If you weigh 72kg, I would suggest doing 80mg. Your doctor will determine what is a good dose for you though.. that's just my guess at what you'd probably be taking.

Mae

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Total, my doc said that it was 100mg/kg of body weight. But just today I saw somone post that it was actually 120 or 150mg/KG.

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