My dermatologist put me in a therapy of accutane about 5 months back , Most of the acne in my body cleared. But after those 5 months my acne is starting to reappear in my face . Its not that severe but still its there . So he put in in 20 mg accutane therapy for about 3 months . So I would like to know if the dose is right or should i increase or decrease the dose and the duration of therapy .
How Long Should I Take 20mg Accutane to Treat my Current Condition of Cystic Acne ? (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
First, if you have any questions about your dosage I would always suggest you ask your prescribing physician for his thoughts and plans. I would say for the average patient I have, most are on an Accutane regimen for at least 6-12 months, beginning with 20mg/day for the first 2-4 months and then upping to 40mg a day. But in no way should you be changing or altering your dosage without consulting your physician first.
Proper Dose for Accutane
Most derms prescribe Accutane 1mg/kg/day for five months. Stop after that and watch a few months or longer to see what happens.
Twenty percent of people need a second full five months of Accutane. Same dose.
In my many years of experience with Accutane, it seems that twenty mg per day is unlikely to give lasting results.