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Old 03-12-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Post how dry will 1 accutane make my lips?

i weigh about 60kg, and my doctor wants to put me onto 20mg of accutane a day for about 6 months or a little longer. the reason i cant go up to a higer dosage is because i am very sensitive to meds, and a higher dose gives me bad side effects. i was wondering how dry my lips might be if im only on 20mg a day> i dont want to have too much trouble with them.

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Old 03-12-2003, 08:35 PM   #2
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I was on accutane for 4 months about 14 years ago. I don't remember the dose tho. The dry lip syndrome began about halfway through the course of treatment and the last month was killer! Major dry lips! I kept a tube of vaseline with me everywhere I went. It is a small price to pay for the long term affects. Hope this helps.


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Old 03-12-2003, 09:33 PM   #3
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im on 80 mg a day.. and my lips are pretty dry.. they arent cracked/bleeding yet.. but they sometimes peel, and are dry.

Old 03-12-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
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TiredOfThisAll, Does Accutane make the skin on your other parts of the body extremely dry too or just the face and lips ?

Old 03-12-2003, 11:54 PM   #5
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other parts are dry.. for about a week in the first month the top of my hands (the fleshy part above the thumb) was very dry and cracked.. like a arms are dry, and so are my legs.. so yea, all of my skin is drying out... but only my face peels, its not like im shedding my leg skin

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