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Acitretin Information

Acitretin Benefits & Uses

Acitretin is used to treat the following -

Acitretin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Acitretin


Acitretin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Acitretin is used -

  1. Dry Mouth Mild
  2. Conjunctivitis Moderate
  3. Back Pain Mild
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Hair Loss Mild
  6. Dry Skin
  7. Increased Liver Enzymes
  8. Mouth ulcer Moderate
  9. Blurred vision
  10. Fatigue Mild
  11. Headache Mild

Acitretin Related Warnings

Is the use of Acitretin safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Acitretin. If you are pregnant, do not take Acitretin without a doctor's advice.


Is the use of Acitretin safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Acitretin. It should only be taken after medical advice.


What is the effect of Acitretin on the Kidneys?

Acitretin rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Acitretin on the Liver?

Side effects of Acitretin rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Acitretin on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Acitretin. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.


Severe Interaction of Acitretin with Other Drugs

Acitretin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Acitretin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acitretin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Depression
  5. Heart Disease
  6. High Cholesterol

Frequently asked Questions about Acitretin

Is this Acitretin habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Acitretin has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Acitretin will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.


Is it safe?

There are no side effects of Acitretin, so it is safe for use.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Acitretin for mental disorders.


Acitretin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Acitretin

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Acitretin and food will interact.


Interaction between Alcohol and Acitretin

Consumption of alcohol and Acitretin together may have severe effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Soriatane (acitretin)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 892