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I'm currently taking accutane and I forgot to take my dosage for 3 days. I'm worried I'll break out again. What should I do?

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Dr. Bryan K
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Hi @xty, the accutane dose regime is tailored by your doctor specifically for you. In general, the duration of treatment and daily dose of your medication is approximated by a "total cumulative dose" that is approximately 120mg/kg with variations between individual patient and medical practitioners. If you missed your dose for 3 days, do NOT triple or double your dose on the next day. You may just need to extend the total duration of treatment by 3 additional days to achieve whatever total cumulative dose was set for you.
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Dr. Yan Y T
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Dear @xty, you should continue taking your accutane daily at the prescribed dosage. Do not increase the dosage of accutane by yourself. To prevent forgetting to take your medications, you can consider setting an alarm on your phone at a fixed time to remind you to take the medicine daily in order for the results to be satisfactory. Do inform your doctor on your next visit the total number of days you have missed your medications so that your doctor is able to re-calculate the total amount of accutane that you have taken and how much more you require as you will need to take a sufficient amount of accutane in total in order to control your acne and prevent relapse of the condition. Hope this helps!
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