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how much accutane to body weight is normal dosage?

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Old 02-08-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Post how much accutane to body weight is normal dosage?

I'm on accutane for the second time and I'm with a new doctor. the last time i was on it i had a dermatologist who prescribed it for me, this time its just a GP at my university's health services, and he doesn't come off as knowing exactly what hes doing. I've been on it for a bout 3 months now at 40 mg a day, the first month was once a day, then the second month was 40mg on one day, then 80 on the next day, and now its at 80 mg a day. I though that there was a ratio of mg's to body weight, and I weigh 180. COuld domeone clear this up for me, my doc wants to hafve me on it for 6 months, but that seems kind of long now that i'm already at 0 mg a day. thanks

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Old 02-08-2003, 05:43 PM   #2
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average dosage is 1 mg/kg. 180 lbs = 81.6 kg. so you're at an ideal dosage.

starting the course at a lower dose is the best way to prevent a severe initial breakout.

6 months is a little longer than the normal course (4-5 months) but it's not incredibly long. hopefully, staying on it a little longer will prevent your acne from coming back.

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