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Is anyone else spreading out their accutane?

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Im on a 8 month course supposedly 40mg a day..i have 2 boxes now as ive been taking 40mg every 2 days for a while now as my skin is pretty much clear now. should i take 20mg a day now and have it last 4 more months? or 40mg every 2 days? im not sure..will it make a difference? i think my skin will be clearer longer if i spread them out now...i feel im lucky to even be on a 8 month course as ive cleared in 6 months..finally..

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Im on a 8 month course supposedly 40mg a day..i have 2 boxes now as ive been taking 40mg every 2 days for a while now as my skin is pretty much clear now. should i take 20mg a day now and have it last 4 more months? or 40mg every 2 days? im not sure..will it make a difference? i think my skin will be clearer longer if i spread them out now...i feel im lucky to even be on a 8 month course as ive cleared in 6 months..finally..

I don't see the harm in that .........I just took it as normal and hoped for the best

I did hear people say recurrance of acne depended alot on how much you took rather than your time taking it........

So like if you took more there was a less chance of it coming back

hope that makes sense

but yeah an 8 month course is unusual since most peoples are 6 month.............are you still getting the side effects?

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Guest Tenshi

Im on a 8 month course supposedly 40mg a day..i have 2 boxes now as ive been taking 40mg every 2 days for a while now as my skin is pretty much clear now. should i take 20mg a day now and have it last 4 more months? or 40mg every 2 days? im not sure..will it make a difference? i think my skin will be clearer longer if i spread them out now...i feel im lucky to even be on a 8 month course as ive cleared in 6 months..finally..

I don't see the harm in that .........I just took it as normal and hoped for the best

I did hear people say recurrance of acne depended alot on how much you took rather than your time taking it........

So like if you took more there was a less chance of it coming back

hope that makes sense

but yeah an 8 month course is unusual since most peoples are 6 month.............are you still getting the side effects?

i had a feeling u would write back to me..lol..good ol Fuman to the rescue.. well thats the thing, quantity or length? i was thinking 40mg every 2 days might make sense..i figure since its 6 months for most ppl like u said..really im lucky to have 2 extra boxes to play around with..yeah my side effects are mainly dry lips still and im sensitive to things, takes more time to heal from a scratch and so on...other then that i think im OK..

Anyway..thanks for your advice on it..

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nah take it normally, the more concentrated your dose, the more chance of permanent remission.

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just listen to your derm. why is this so hard? they went to school for years and know whta they're doing.. yet people still think they know better. i dont get it

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just listen to your derm. why is this so hard? they went to school for years and know whta they're doing.. yet people still think they know better. i dont get it

lol..i guess u are right..actually that hit a nerve with me..u are right, i will take 40mg a day...a stronger dose per day will probably keep it at bay longer..

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just listen to your derm. why is this so hard? they went to school for years and know whta they're doing.. yet people still think they know better. i dont get it

i agree, why are you self medicating?? they are doctors for a reason!!

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Longer-term, low doses have a greater rate of relapse.

I heard that a 100 times as well as the opposite! :doh:

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