Accutane Breakout After a Month?

I took accutane for five months at 40mg (I was 120-130 pounds) for severe cystic acne. By the end of my course I was clear, but five weeks later I broke out with more cystic acne. Why is this? Will a second course help?

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Total dose important for successful Accutane treatment

Based on the dose and weight you gave, it appears that you should have been on the medication either at a higher dose or for a few more months.  If you don't get a complete course of Accutane, it is not as effective.  Talk to your dermatologist about this.

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