A 39-year-old male asked:

Taking isotretinoin. 1st month 30/day, 2nd 60/day then 80/day. lump grew on forehead at month 2, feels like bone & is next to very tender sore spot & get headaches. now take 40 mg every other day to lessen effects. is a low dose still dangerous?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
My advice is to run these questions & symptoms by your prescribing physician or dermatologist who ,more than likely, has much more experience with this medication than the physicians on this panel.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 12, 2022


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.