my derm guaranteed me that acne will go within three months but it is not happening. for me it is quite expensive to continue it........ please help me out docs :( i feel like crying. i m not at all confident. :( i cant go out for shopping and to parties. i just want to get rid of this bloody acne ::(. please reply asap.
I'm on 5th Month of Roacutane Roche'. I Am Much Worried As my Acne is Not Clearing Up. Please Suggest Me What I Should Do Now?
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Not clearing up on Accutane
I tell my patients they will see some clearing after 60-90 days, but wouldn't tell a patient they will be all clear. Because I live in Las Vegas and the environment is rough enough on skin, most of my patients are on lower doses of Accutane for 6-12 months, simply because they can't tolerate higher doses. If you aren't getting the clearing you expected, talk to your doctor. Accutane has a 85% success rate for curing acne, but only if you follow the exact regimen and it's set properly for you.
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Not clearing on Roacutane
Without knowing how you are being dosed it is hard to respond that you should already be clear. Isotretinoin is dosed by a total,cumulative dose based on weight. In the United States we tend to use Accutane (isotretinoin) at higher doses for a short period of time (5-6 months). I am told that in Europe it is used for almost a year at lower doses. How long were you told you'd be on Roacutane? Where are you in achieving your total dose of 120-150 mg/kg? Also, make sure you are taking your medication with a fatty meal. Fat helps the drug be absorbed properly which improves efficacy. Good luck!