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does anyone else's derm prescribe accutane "non traditionally"?

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Old 08-19-2003, 05:33 AM   #1
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Question does anyone else's derm prescribe accutane "non traditionally"?

i.e., she has me on a lower dosage (20 mgs every other day) for almost a year now. she believes that this will eliminate side effects and is just as effective. any opinions anyone can add would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-19-2003, 08:23 AM   #2
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I feel the same way about my derm. I am on a low dose 8 month course. 20 mg first month and 40 mg for the remainder of the treatment. I am still breaking out and in my 15th week now. You would think that to totally eliminate the problem they would run you through a normal dose of accutane so you won't have to deal with a second treatment. Have you ever had a blood test taken? I haven't. My doctor never told me to get any blood tests because since it is such a low dose the side effects are minimum, which I don't think is right. How are your results now and how long does she intend to keep you on?

Old 08-19-2003, 10:17 AM   #3
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Oh my God! Your derms sound like they are ripe for a malpractice lawsuit. Accutane should never be prescribed without blood tests. As for the low dosage, I personally don't believe in that. It won't work in the long run.

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