A 20-year-old female asked:
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severe acne on chin since 5 years ago. been on minocycline 4 times. what is a good dose of accutane and for how much time?

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Dr. Naomi Zilkha
28 years experience Pediatrics
Accutane: Accutane is a very powerful medication that needs to be given under the strict supervision of a doctor. Normally, you would need to see a dermatologist before getting accutane, and would get a penal of required bloodwork starting accutane. If you are female, you most likely will need to be on birth control pills and take monthly pregnancy tests.
Answered on Jan 28, 2016

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