Face & Body Acne Persisting, 6 Months Of Accutane # 8 2004
the appointment with my dermatologist in mid December 2003, I expressed
how tired I was of taking antibiotics with no long lasting results.
He told me that it was time to try the "nuclear bomb" of anti-acne medications: Accutane, which is a brand name for the drug Isotretinoin.
We spent about 30 minutes, which in my experience is a very long time for a doctor's visit, talking about the possible side effects, drug interactions and the monthly liver tests.
He wrote me a prescription for 40 milligrams of Accutane two times a day for a total of 80mg per day.
The manufacturer recommended length of an Accutane course is anywhere from 15 to 20 weeks or 3.75 to 5 months.
My dermatologist decided that I should take the 80mg daily dosage of Accutane for a total of 6 months to ensure that I'd never have to deal with acne again in my lifetime.
There's so much to write about my experience with Accutane and the other generic Isotretinoin brands that I created a separate section of this site to lay out all the details. Click on the following link to read my Accutane Journal.
Here's a very brief summary. Accutane is
very expensive, there are lots of annoying side effects, but it worked
amazingly well. I wish I had taken it in high school rather than wasting
so much time, money and effort with antibiotics or irritating topical
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