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Sotret Dosage

Your weight is one of the primary factors your healthcare provider will take into consideration when determining an appropriate Sotret dosage. However, the severity of your acne and whether you develop bothersome side effects are other factors that may affect this amount. Sotret comes as a capsule that is taken twice daily for 15 to 20 weeks.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Sotret

The dose of Sotret™ (isotretinoin) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on your weight, although the severity of your acne and your response to the drug will also influence your recommended dosage. As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Sotret Dosing Guidelines for Acne

Sotret is taken twice a day. In most cases, the recommended dose is 0.5 mg to 1 mg per kg of body weight (about 0.23 mg to 0.45 mg per lb) each day, divided into two daily doses. For adults with severe acne or acne limited mostly to the trunk of the body, 2 mg per kg (about 0.91 mg per lb) each day, divided into two daily doses, may be necessary. Your healthcare provider may adjust this amount as necessary, especially if you develop bothersome Sotret side effects.
In most cases, Sotret is taken for 15 to 20 weeks. Your acne will continue to improve after you stop taking the medication. In fact, if your acne drastically improves before 15 to 20 weeks of treatment, your healthcare provider might recommend that you stop taking it early.
In some cases, a second course of treatment is necessary. A second course may be recommended if your acne is still a problem eight weeks after finishing the first course.
You will not be able to get more than a 30-day supply of Sotret at a time. Each time you need more, you will need a new prescription and a new authorization from the iPLEDGE program (the program designed to prevent birth defects caused by Sotret). If you are a woman of childbearing potential, you will need to have a negative pregnancy test every month (done by a laboratory) and must use two different forms of birth control.

Sotret Acne Medication Information

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