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Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
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hi, i used roaccutane prescibed by my dermetologist last

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i used roaccutane prescibed by my dermetologist last year and used it for 2 months (was told to use it for 3 months). i was advised to take 3 in first month, then 2 in second month and 1 in last month. in the last month (where i was meant to take 1 every day) i didnt take it becuase i hated the side affects however my skin completely got better. last week i got spots on my cheek and the look really bad. im not sure if it was becuase of my exams that it came back. i started using roaccuatne again (the tablets i had left).. i think i need to go to demetologist again? what should i do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for this question

I'm really sorry you are having this problem

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
What can i do to make this go? Why am i getting this back?
I am taking roaccutane again , i have 40 tablets and taking 1 everyday so this can go.. Should i continue with this?
Im so stressed this has come back!!!!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for this reply Mo

I think you are getting it back because you were off the drug

Yes, start it again and talk to your doctor to let him/her know.

It should get better again.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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