It's been 5 days since I'm on accutane - but I am breaking out bad.

 I ve moderate acne and my dermatologist recomended me with isotretion 20 mg....  nothing cystic but small pimples are just flaring up... And i put clindramicin on tht acne... but it pains alot... i m hving a hard time....

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Breakouts with Accutane

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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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