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Claravis - What is the standard dosage?

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Marvell 24 Oct 2009

The dosing for Claravis (isotretinoin) can vary.

The dose of isotretinoin will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of isotretinoin. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The number of capsules that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are taking isotretinoin .

* For oral dosage form (capsules):
o For acne:
+ Adults and teenagers—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 0.5 to 1 milligram (mg) per kilogram (kg) (0.23 to 0.45 mg per pound) of body weight a day. It is recommended that the dose per day be divided and not taken all at one time. For adult patients with severe acne, dosage adjustments may be needed and must be determined by your doctor.

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