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My Dermatologist Put Me on a Maintance Doseof Accutane 40mg 1-2 Times Weekly. Does This Sound Like the Right Dosage?

My Dermatologist Put Me on a Maintance Doseof Accutane 40mg 1-2 Times Weekly. Does This Sound Like the Right Dosage? I finished a 4 month course of Accutane 2 months ago. I was taking 40mg alternating with 80mg. Just a week ago my skin has become a bit oily again and have broken out with a couple little pimples a couple times. Would i benefit from a second course of Accutane or maybe just a maintance dose? If I take a maintance dose what effects will this have on my liver?

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Accutane Maintenance

I like to have patients do a maintenance after finishing the course of Accutane too. I usually have people do 20mg 1-2x a week, but I do practice in Las Vegas where it is so dry that very few people can tolerate 40mg long term.

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