Is same dose of second course of accutane good for long term remission?
Botox Price Calculator
What would you like to change?
Enter your info to request custom estimates from three local providers.
These providers will send a more accurate price based on your needs.
Doctor Answers 1
Hello there and thank you for your question. Isotretinoin is a great drug and when used appropriately can lead to long term remission or significant improvement in many. I would, however, never guarantee 100% remission in anyone. To better the likelihood of getting long term remission, a patient should receive the appropriate cumulative dose (120-150 mg/kg), which is usually spread out over the course of 4-6 months. According to your weight, you should have received 5400-6750 mg of isotretinoin. Your prescribed dose of 20 mg/day x 3 months falls short of this cumulative dose by a lot. For the best results, it is recommended that the full course of isotretinoin be received. Please see a board certified dermatologist for recommendations and good luck!
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.