Roaccutance Breakout After 6 Weeks of Use?

i have been on roaccutane for about 6 weeks, acne cleared really well until about 7 days ago it started breaking out again. does this mean it have stopped working? or could this be a delayed initial outbreak that some people suffer from?

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Roaccutane flare after 6 weeks

A typical course of Roaccutane is 5 months.  It can take 3 to 4 months to have full control so do not be discouraged.  Make sure you visit your dermatologist monthly for assessment and blood tests. 


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Roaccutane flare after 6 weeks

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A typical course of Roaccutane is 5 months.  It can take 3 to 4 months to have full control so do not be discouraged.  Make sure you visit your dermatologist monthly for assessment and blood tests. 


Toronto Dermatologist

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