I'm currently on accutane finishing my fourth month, taking 10 pills per month at 40 mg per pill twice a week I'm stilling getting acne but very untimely and in very concentrated spots or a spot. I'm beginning to wonder if accutane is really for me? What can you suggest?
I'm currently on accutane I'm 26 taking 40 mg per pill twice a week and i weight about 160, how long will I need accutane for?
Doctor Answers 1
Irregular doses of Accutane
You need to take a total of 8000-16000mg of Accutane for an effective dosage and long term results. Taking only 10 pills of 40mg per month means you are only taking 400mg/monthly and after 4 months will have only taken 1600mg total. So, you're going to need to be on this medication for a loooooong time at this rate to get to the cumulative dosage. You are not even 1/4 of the way there on the low end of the spectrum. Consult your physician about a plan and possibly upping your dosage to a more regular schedule.
"This answer has been solicited without seeing this patient and cannot be held as true medical advice, but only opinion. Seek in-person treatment with a trained medical professional for appropriate care."
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.