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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Acitretin (Overview)

Acitretin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What are side effects of acitretin?

What are side effects of acitretin?

Several: Acitretin, or soriatane, (acitretin) is a potent oral retinoid frequently used in patients with psoriasis. It is extremely teratogenic (read: do not take if you may get pregnant) can cause high lipid levels in blood, dry skin and mucous membranes, and liver damage. Also, alcohol use must be avoided while on this medication. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
11 doctors shared insights

Acitretin (Overview)

Acitretin is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Effect of my acitretin medication?

Effect of my acitretin medication?

Psoriasis: Though the exact mechanism is not know, this drug is used to treat psoriasis. Side effects are numerous and should be discussed with your physician. One very important issue is avoiding pregnancy while on this drug. ...Read more

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My doctor won't prescribe soriatane (acitretin) because I am female and of child bearing age. I need something stronger for my psoriasis should I seek 2nd opinion?

My doctor won't prescribe soriatane (acitretin) because I am female and of child bearing age. I need something stronger for my psoriasis should I seek 2nd opinion?

Biologics: Biologic drugs, or "biologics, " are a relatively new class of treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatments. They are given by injection or intravenous (IV) infusion. Biologics include: enbrel, humira, stelara, (ustekinumab) Remicade and others. Biologics are more effective at treating psoriasis than soriatane. ...Read more

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I have taken the acitretin drug before one and half years (august' 2012) for my psoriasis. Can i plan for my pregnancy in august '2014. Please advise.

I have taken the acitretin drug before one and half years (august' 2012) for my psoriasis. Can i plan for my pregnancy in august '2014. Please advise.

Acitretin psoriasis: It is recommended to wait at least 3 years after stopping Acitretin to become pregnant. I will refer you to the drug safety link for clarification. http://www.soriatane.com/404.html. ...Read more

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Can acitretin hurt you.?

Can acitretin hurt you.?

Several: Acitretin, or soriatane, (acitretin) is a potent oral retinoid frequently used in patients with psoriasis. It is extremely teratogenic (read: do not take if you may get pregnant) can cause high lipid levels in blood, dry skin and mucous membranes, and liver damage. Also, alcohol use must be avoided while on this medication. ...Read more

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Effect of my acitretin medication?

Psoriasis: Though the exact mechanism is not know, this drug is used to treat psoriasis. Side effects are numerous and should be discussed with your physician. One very important issue is avoiding pregnancy while on this drug. ...Read more

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Can acitretin harm you?

Can acitretin harm you?

Several: Acitretin, or soriatane, (acitretin) is a potent oral retinoid frequently used in patients with psoriasis. It is extremely teratogenic (read: do not take if you may get pregnant) can cause high lipid levels in blood, dry skin and mucous membranes, and liver damage. Also, alcohol use must be avoided while on this medication. ...Read more

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What are side effects of acitretin?

Several: Acitretin, or soriatane, (acitretin) is a potent oral retinoid frequently used in patients with psoriasis. It is extremely teratogenic (read: do not take if you may get pregnant) can cause high lipid levels in blood, dry skin and mucous membranes, and liver damage. Also, alcohol use must be avoided while on this medication. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Soriatane (Definition)

Soriatane is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more