Lower doses and shorter duration of medication is associated with lower incidences of side effects. Before initiating a treatment, the benefits may be evaluated against the potential risks/ side effects.
Hello Dr. S. Kaul,
Am grateful for the reply. Is stunted growth a side effect or is it a general effect of consuming accutane on low dosages? As I've read up, isotretinoin actually promotes the conversion of testosterone in the body to female androgens (estrogen) in the body. As testosterone is directly linked to acne formation on the epidermis, a reduction of this hormone actually leads to decreased sebum production and hence less severe breakouts. However, there seems to be a direct link on increased estrogen leading to an accelerated closure of the epiphyseal plate as well. This maybe the lead cause to stunted growth,
From a doctors evaluation, would my dosage me considered low? Judging that the lower-upper boundary standard dosage would be in a range of 0.5mg/kg/day-2mg/kg/day but however am consuming only 30 mg a week. I'm currently taken to be 65kg. What is your view doctor?