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Hey Ceven -- and any other low dose accutane users. I'm talking about people who take 10mg to 20mg a day to keep oil at bay and control persistent acne on a long-term basis.

How long before you see acceptable results?

When will the initial breakout stop?

I took accutane at 80mg for 5 months last year. After four months my acne came back. So, I talked to my derm and for 31 days now, I'm on 20mg/day. I didn't expect to get an initial breakout at this dose - but I got one! and it sucks!

So, I want to know, when should I expect the breakout to stop. When will I see good improvement?

I have superficial acne, no cysts. I get small pustules and papules.

Someone in the same boat -- please respond!!!!

Ceven -- respond!
I've taken accutane 4 times over the last 8 years. My derm will not try an Accutane high dose regimen again so he put me on 40MG two days per week (Monday and Thursday)to be used over a long time (forever I guess?).

I just started this week so I have no idea what to expect.

My derm assured me that Accutane works at any dosage and the primary reason for the high dose regimens is to hopefully eliminate the acne completely. Since this obviously doesn't work for me (the last time I think I was up to 80MG a day at the peak of the cycle) I'm trying this avenue.

I have no problem taking accutane for the rest of my life as long as this low dose still works as well as the large doses. Anyone else in this boat?
[quote]Originally posted by thebigad:
[b]Hey Ceven -- and any other low dose accutane users. I'm talking about people who take 10mg to 20mg a day to keep oil at bay and control persistent acne on a long-term basis.

How long before you see acceptable results?

When will the initial breakout stop?

I took accutane at 80mg for 5 months last year. After four months my acne came back. So, I talked to my derm and for 31 days now, I'm on 20mg/day. I didn't expect to get an initial breakout at this dose - but I got one! and it sucks!

So, I want to know, when should I expect the breakout to stop. When will I see good improvement?

I have superficial acne, no cysts. I get small pustules and papules.

Someone in the same boat -- please respond!!!!

Ceven -- respond![/b][/quote]

hey the bigbad, sorry for the late reply, i have jsut seen this post.

the second time around 10mg per day, it toom me around 2 months before no major zits formed. To this day I still get a few very very small bumps, but the derm would lauff at me if i went to them to ask for accutane :)

now 5-6 months into it, my face is going GREAT, though i am running out of accutane, its hard to buy accutane in australia from overseas..

dont worry bigbad... one u clear from ure second treatment... then just take 10mg per day from then on or even less.. and u will be fine.


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March.02 - July 2002:- 40mg Accutane

13 Dec 02 - Current :- Started 10mg Accutane per day bought off internet privately and i am 95% clear... just red marks to fade.. no more breakouts. i may get just a small red bump every now and then





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