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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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For a woman that weighs ~ 100 lbs, what is the highest dosage of Accutane that will need to be taken?

For a woman that weighs ~ 100 lbs, what is the highest dosage of Accutane that will need to be taken?

ACUTANE: Discontinued manufacturing in the US. Restricted prescribing in the US. You did not provide a location from which you are inquiring. Cannot provide an answer without more information. Would be happy to discuss further by way of an inbox consult. ...Read more

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Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?

No: Take with food for best result. Best results from taking each dose. The more doses you miss the more likely you will need to extend the total length of therapy. You do not give your weight. Probably you will soon be on 80mg a day. You will need to grease your lips. ...Read more

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Will my Accutane pills work faster if i up the dosage?

This is one med: That should only be taken exactly as directed. Please don't take it upon yourself to make changes with Accutane (unless directed by your dermatologist). ...Read more