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How much of a difference is there in Accutane remission rates between 120mg/kg cumulatively and 150mg/kg?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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In brief: Accutane

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The usual initial dose of 1 mg/kg/day for 20 weeks would be 140 mg/kg and cures about 50% of patients. The other 50% need a second course of 2mg/kg/day for an additional 20 weeks to effect a cure. Treatment at these doses requires weekly monitoring by your doctor and weekly blood tests to watch closely for adverse side effects.

In brief: Accutane

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The usual initial dose of 1 mg/kg/day for 20 weeks would be 140 mg/kg and cures about 50% of patients. The other 50% need a second course of 2mg/kg/day for an additional 20 weeks to effect a cure. Treatment at these doses requires weekly monitoring by your doctor and weekly blood tests to watch closely for adverse side effects.
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