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Accutane French Method (3 times per week, 40mg pill)

  • ilovecandy
  • los angeles, ca
  • 1 year ago

Hello, my daughter is 15 years old and her dermotologist suggested putting her on accutane low dosage. He told us that it's called the French method/treatment. She will take 40mg pill on Mon/Wed/Fri only and it might take a little longer but will prevent from bad side effects. Any input would be grealy appreciated

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How is ur daughter now ilovecandy? I am interested in a 5mg daily dose for laser damage I sustained in dec.
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Its almost 1 year since we started with this med. Amazing results, no side effects at all! Face is completely clear. She is starting to slowly go off it. She takes 40mg pill, once a day on Monday, Wed & Friday only. That's how we started, then switched to every odd day 1 pill a day and now back to Mo-Wed-Fr till end of June. then going to only Monday & Thursday and then once a week till she stops. She never broke out in the beginning either. Her acne just started to go away. Hope this helps!
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I noticed you posted this question in the Q&A section as well, and I'm glad you did. I wasn't aware of the French Method, so I appreciate you bringing this info to the community! 

How is your daughter doing with her treatment?

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Hello, So far so good. She didn't have any breakouts after starting. Face really cleared up, still some acne around the jaw area. Skin is not so dry, lips a managable, not as bad as we thought. Tomorrow we are taking a first blood test, so hopefully it will come out ok. The Dr told me that in 30-35 years that he's been doing it this way he didn't have 1 patient who experienced typical Accutane side effects.
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Wow, that is great to hear. Did he happen to mention if the patients saw as good of results over the longterm?

Hoping all goes great with the blood work tomorrow!

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I didn't ask, but he said that the process is a little longer since its only 3 times a week, one time a day
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Yeah, that makes sense. Ok, well please keep us posted how things are going. I'm very interested to hear how it works out - sounds good so far! :)

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will do , Thanks!
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