I just started my second month on Accutane. My doctor upped my dosage from 60 mg to 80 mg and indicated that I would go up each month for the remainder of my treatment. He said I might be able to finish in 4 to 5 months instead of 5 to 6 months. At this rate, I would take 80 mg my second month, 100 mg my third, 120 mg my fourth and maybe stop there. I’m female, weigh about 135 lbs and my acne is persistent hormonal/mildly cystic. Why is he willing to put me on such a high dosage? Has anyone else with my type of acne gone up that high? When I asked him, ‘Doesn’t the dosage depend on your body weight?’ he answered yes but each person is different and it just depends.
I don’t think I feel comfortable going any higher than 80 mg. My skin is looking good on 60. Do you guys think some doctors become reckless if they’ve prescribed accutane a lot and had great success? I’m reserving my judgment until he actually tells me to take 100, 120 or even 140 mg but it sounds like that is his plan.