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Old 01-02-2002, 04:35 PM   #1
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Low dose Accutane (20mg/day)

Has anyone had successful acne treatment by taking 20mg of Accutane per day - *anyone*, at all? I do not mind taking the stuff for a long period of time, but I have had no prior experience with it and all information on long-term, low-dose treatment is welcome.

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Old 01-02-2002, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: Low dose Accutane (20mg/day)

May i ask why you are going for the low dose?
I have talked to a few people who tried the low dose
as low as 10 mg every other day for a year and longer.
while they were on it everything was fine..nice clear skin...but once they stopped..... the oil and pimples slowly returned. maybe not as bad but it usually comes back.
Your best chance for success is to do a full course.

 
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Old 01-02-2002, 09:05 PM   #3
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Re: Low dose Accutane (20mg/day)

this raises a good point... i've been wondering about the affects of a low accutane dosage myself

accutane definitely worked for me at 40mg a day a few years back.. and i've been thinking about using it again, now that mild cystic acne has returned. but i'm more concerned about some of the side-effects this time around - namely photosensitivity to sunlight, chapped lips and dry skin. not that i had terrible experiences with those on my previous dosage but i don't think it would be worth it to have problems with those, considering that my skin now looks much better.

would a lower dosage... say, 20mg or even 10mg a day do the trick with acne but also significantly lessen the severity of the side effects? any thoughts?

 
Old 01-03-2002, 08:57 AM   #4
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Re: Low dose Accutane (20mg/day)

The people i talked to who took low dose 10 mg a day
and even 10mg every other day ....barely had any side effects....no dry lips...no dry skin...they could hardly tell they were taking it.... the only side effect was clear skin while they were on it...once they stopped the break outs slowly returned. i think not as bad though.

 
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