- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Disease Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewACITRETIN is an Over-the-counter (OTC) drug.
Acitretin is a retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A. Acitretin is used to treat severe psoriasis in adults. Acitretin is not a cure for psoriasis, and you may relapse after you stop taking this medication. Can cause birth defects. Don’t take this medication if you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant for at least 3 years after you stop treatment. Common side effects include dry skin, chapped lips, and hair loss.
UsageACITRETIN is generally used to treat: Psoriasis
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 12month
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Dangerous – Studies indicate Human-Fetal Risk
How Do I Take It?ACITRETIN is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral
- Acitretin can cause severe birth defects. Do not use acitretin if you are pregnant or if you might become pregnant within 3 years after you stop taking this medicine.
- Women who are able to get pregnant must not drink alcohol while taking acitretin and for at least 2 months after the last dose. Alcohol can cause acitretin to convert to another substance in your body that can take 3 years or longer to clear from your body.
- Men or women should not donate blood while taking acitretin and for at least 3 years after the last dose. If donated blood containing acitretin is given to a pregnant woman, it could cause birth defects.
- Acitretin can cause serious liver problems. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
- Before taking acitretin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to vitamin A-related drugs (other retinoids such as isotretinoin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, personal or family history of mental/mood problems, receive phototherapy.
- This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
- Acitretin may cause vision changes, including decreased night vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision (especially at night) until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication and for 2 months after stopping it.
Symptoms of OverdosageACITRETIN over-dosage can result in: Head Headache, Dizziness
Common Side-EffectsACITRETIN : Indigestion, Skin Rash, Anal Itching, Abdomen Burn, Eyes Blurred Vision, Belching, Eyes Pain, Heartburn, Excessive Body Hair Growth, Genitals Itching, Pain With Sexual Intercourse (male), Pain With Sexual Intercourse (female), Eyes Redness, Eyes Sensitive To Light, Mouth Soreness, Vagina Discharge Or Mucus, Eyes Watery Eyes
Serious Side-EffectsACITRETIN : Insomnia, Dry Skin, Skin Rash, Pain, Back Pain, Bad Taste In Mouth, Ringing In Ears, Body Difficulty Walking, Head Headache, Hearing Loss, Nausea, Body Bruising, Feet Tingling, Vomit
Rare Side-EffectsACITRETIN : Gums Bleeding, Chest Pain, Cough, Bloody Or Red Colored Vomit, Loose Motion, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Difficulty Swallowing, Eyes Double Vision (with One Eye Covered), Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Ears Itching, Change In Stools, Abdomen Pain, Bad Breath, Weakness (generalized), Eyes Yellow Eyes
Disease InteractionsACITRETIN can interfere with: Hyperlipidemia, Psychosis, Acute Liver Failure, Diabetes Mellitus, Acute Kidney Failure, Ophthalmitis, Hypertension, Pregnancy-Related, Fatty Liver
Technical ClassificationACITRETIN is categorized as: ANTIPSORIATICS / MISCELLANEOUS AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with ACITRETIN as Ingredient
|A TRET 10MG CAP||ACITRETIN 10.0 MG|
|A TRET 25MG CAP||ACITRETIN 25.0 MG|
|ACERET 10MG CAP||ACITRETIN 10.0 MG|
|ACERET 25MG CAP||ACITRETIN 25.0 MG|
|ACIPSOR 10MG CAP||ACITRETIN 10.0 MG|
|ACIPSOR 25MG CAP||ACITRETIN 25.0 MG|
|ACITRIN 10MG CAP||ACITRETIN 10.0 MG|
|ACITRIN 20MG CAP||ACITRETIN 20.0 MG|
|ACITRIN 25MG CAP||ACITRETIN 25.0 MG|
|ACROTAC 10MG CAP||ACITRETIN 10.0 MG|
|ACROTAC 25MG CAP||ACITRETIN 25.0 MG|
|SORID 10MG CAP||ACITRETIN 10.0 MG|
|ZORATAME 10MG CAP||ACITRETIN 10.0 MG|
|ZORATAME 25MG CAP||ACITRETIN 25.0 MG|