Half way through my second month and having another break out

Okay so I've been on accutane for almost 2 months now and in the first month on 40 my I had a pretty bad break out but it cleared up really well near the end of my first month. My second month my doctor out me on 80 mg and I'm having another break out. Is this normal? And when will it clear up?

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Breakouts and Accutane

Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon to have acne breakouts while on Accutane therapy, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. 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. Please be patient with the treatment because acne tends to get worse before it gets better. I recommend you consult with your dermatologist regarding your concerns and to discuss any further questions you may have with therapy. Take care and good luck.

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