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I hv nodular cystic acne on face n currently on 6th week of isotroin medication 30 mg. Lately hv started breaking out on forehead. Its itchy.Help pls.

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Dr. James Berman
Dermatology

In brief: under dosed?

See your dermatologist and ask him if the 30 mg dose is sufficient.
It is usually based on weight. The standard is 1mg/kg/d so a 130 pound person should be on 60 mg per day. Also, it is not unusual for people to get a little worse on Isotretinoin before they get better- so don't panic!

In brief: under dosed?

See your dermatologist and ask him if the 30 mg dose is sufficient.
It is usually based on weight. The standard is 1mg/kg/d so a 130 pound person should be on 60 mg per day. Also, it is not unusual for people to get a little worse on Isotretinoin before they get better- so don't panic!
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