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