Re: started accutane just now
I am going to be starting Accutane in two weeks. I was informed I would be on 40 mg every other day for a month, then bumped to 40 mg daily for ....well, an indefinite time, he didn't say exactly how long but he said since I will be on a lower dose, I will be on it for a while.
I told him how when I was on my first course of Accutane, I was put on 60 mg and had a huuuuuuuge initial breakout. My derm said that that was b/c you really aren't supposed to start someone off at the full dose, you are supposed to start really small and inch your way up to avoid the intial breakout. He said that 40 mg is a lower dose. Supposedly, by doing it the way he says, I should avoid an initial breakout all together. Since you will be on 40 mg, you may also avoid the initial breakout, but really, everyone is different. I have heard of people having initial breakouts on 10 mg, so it's hard to say!