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Chronic cystic acne. Using isotretinoin, tetracycline antibiotics. Dosage of isotretinoin for complete cure?

i am facing cystic acne for 3-4 years,every time my dermotologist prescribed isotretinoin and then tetracycline antibiotics ..after using the above mentioned drugs my skin used to be free from acne for a period of 5-6 months...but again acne used to appear....every time my derm prescribed only 1 month of isotretinoin ...but i read that 5-6 months of isotretinoin treatment is required...wat is the exact dosage of isotretinoin....
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Hi, hope you are doing great.

The dose of isotretinoin varies depending on the body weight and one full course is for 20 weeks. The dose can be continued till all the existing acne have gone and formation of new ones has been stopped. Therefore, it may take upto an year. Despite all this, if there is a relapse, the cycle needs to be started again
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