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Zenatane Dosage

When determining your Zenatane dosage, your healthcare provider will take into consideration your weight and your acne's severity. In general, the recommended dosage is 0.5 mg to 1 mg per kg of body weight, divided into two daily doses. This amount can be adjusted if necessary. In most cases, one 15- to 20-week course should clear up acne, although a second course may be necessary.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Zenatane

The dose of Zenatane™ (isotretinoin) your healthcare provider recommends will be based primarily on your weight. Other factors that may influence your recommended dosage include the severity of your acne and your response to the drug, particularly whether you develop side effects and if you see any improvement in your skin. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Recommended Zenatane Dosing Guidelines for Acne

Zenatane 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) total per day, divided into two daily doses. For adults with severe acne or acne limited mostly to the trunk of the body, a dose of 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 your dosage as necessary, especially if you develop bothersome Zenatane side effects.
Usually, Zenatane 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 treatment course 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 Zenatane 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 Zenatane). 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.

Zenatane Acne Medication

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