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Old 06-04-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew what the odds are of acne returning after a course of accutane.

I was put on accutane around the start of Jan. '03 - at a dose of 40mg a day (I wiegh about 155 pounds). I continued on that dose for about a month. The next month the doctor put me on a higher dose, I was taking 40mg 4 days of the week, and 80mg 3 days of the week. This continued for another month. At that point it was discovered that I had an extremely high Ck count in my blood (creatine kinease) and it was decided that I should take 2 weeks off of medication, be put back on a 40mg a day dose, and closely monitored. After that I stopped taking it (this was around the end of april)

Now, I told my doctor that I was working out extensively and taking suppliments which contained a small amount of creatine, and he advised that I could be put on another course as long as the dosage was small, and I was closely monitored for the first two months. I decided to wait and see what my skin is like after the summer.

The thing is that now, (just over a month later) I am completely clear. My face was never really that bad, but my chest and my back had a bit of acne and that's what was ******* me off. Does anyone know if it is likely that my acne will return? Also, does accutane work if you don't take a full course, or could my clear skin be a result of something else entirely?

Thanks for your time and assitance.

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Old 06-04-2003, 10:11 PM   #2
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depends on the person, i had mild acne, but accutane did not stop it fully the first time, (clear 100% back) but face it came back after a few months, now second time around it is working good.

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