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Maybe: He/she would need to be satisfied that all other possible rx's for your acne (or a few other skin diseases) haven't or won't work. You'll have to show you are emotionally stable, determined not to become pregnant or drink alcohol, and that you're tough enough. It's the most powerful and effective rx for acne that exists. Go ahead and ask. ...Read more
Are there any dermatologists in Maryland that have experience with prescribing 3 or more courses of Accutane? I am looking to consult with one.
Do you already know: you will need 3 courses of Accutane? Dermatologist are well trained and they will formulate the treatment plan according to individual need. So consult the dermatologist with open mind and you will be an active decision maker in the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heard a lot about Accutane and am thinking about visiting my dermatologist and was wondering if there was another drug he might prescribe?
Don't want to waste my time on a low dose of accutane. Should i ask my dermatologist to raise or from 60-80mgs?
Eventually : An initial one month period of low dose is sometimes done to make sure the medication does not cause any major side effects such as elevated lfts or high cholesterol. It can then be increased to a maximum of 1 mg/kg (60 mg-80 mg for most people) daily as tolerated. The higher dose allows the course to be completed more quickly. ...Read more
Yes: The drug is risky unless the patient knows exactly what they are doing. It's wise that only the dermatologists are allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more
My dermatologist put me on Accutane during my fractional resurfacing therapy I found out dat it isnt good but the doc said its fine & i shouldnt worry?
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