Re: Accutane Dosage
I have been on 40 mg every day for my entire course. I have less than 4 weeks left!!! I was extremely concerned about being on as low dose for the entire course, but my derm said that there was no need to up my dose since I am responding really well. In addition, the higher the dose, the more side effects. My side effects are not noticeable (my lips are barely even dry). BUT, MY FACE IS ENTIRELY CLEAR!!! Not one cyst, pimple... nothing!!! My Dr. said the standard is 120 mg per kg of body weight.But, everyone is different, some need more, some need less. I am roughly 125 lbs (55 kg). So, I think I am approx 2000mg less than standard. I asked if my acne would return since my dosage has been minimal and he told me in the cases he has seen...it has made no difference. I have responded similar to a person that has been on a higher dose. And everyone is different... but, he doesnt see it necessary to up my dose and does not think it will effect if it ever comes back. But, I will def keep everyone updated in the future.