Does your Accutane dosage fits you right?
The recommended Accutane dosage is between 0.5 mg/kg and 1.0 mg/kg. Capsules comes in 10mg, 20mg and 40mg of isotretinoin. Your health care professional first prescribes you one box of Accutane which is worth about a month of daily intake, usually the 20mg.
During the second month of treatment, patients are reevaluated for possible adverse effects, and regulatory pregnancy control. You can only have one month of supply because of this.
How you calcutale Accutane dose?
To calculate the dosage lets have for example you weight 130 pounds. Since 2.2 pounds equals 1.0 kg we got:
130/2.2= 59.1 kg.
Now lets say your doctor gives you 20mg:
20 mg / 59 kg = 0.33 mg/kg there you go, easy.
The treatment goes for about three to six months and its common that your dermatologist increase the dose each month. A typical prescription goes like this:
First month= 20mg
Second month= 40mg
Third month= 60mg
Follow up months= 80mg
This is per day and not exceeding the 1.0 mg/kg limit to ensure side effects don’t become worsen on your body.
Low Dose Accutane.
A new trend on Accutane treatments is the use of low dose accutane as an alternative to the recommended intakes. This technique is been reported as very useful and with the benefits of mild to very low side effects from isotretinoin. Some doctors opt for the 20 mg a day option generating nearly the same results with few second hand problems during the course.