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Is there a systemic retinoid for psoarisis that can be taken for a long time safely?

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Yes, with an excelle: An agent that we use quite frequently in moderate to severe psoriasis is called soriatane (acitretin). It is a direct and immediate relative of isotretinoin, which we used to treat severe nodulocystic acne. You will have to get specific instructions and warnings from your dermatologist. Chief among these are that it should not be taken by women who are in childbearing age group. Lab tests must be done.

Answered 6/9/2015

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