3 months into Accutane and breaking out worse. Is this normal? (Photo)
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Accutane and breakouts
Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon to have breakouts while taking Accutane. Usually the flare-up lasts a couple of weeks, but in some individuals, the flare-up can be very severe and occur for several months. Breakouts also vary depending on the dose you are taking, which may explain your breakouts every time your dose is increased. Please be patient with the treatment because acne tends to get worse before it gets better. I highly suggest you consult with your prescribing dermatologist regarding your concerns and to discuss any further questions you may have with therapy. Take care and good luck.
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