Acitretin

What Are The Uses Of Acitretin?

Acitretin (a vitamin A derivative (retinoid)) is primarily used for the treatment of Severe Psoriasis.

Some other uses of Acitretin are:

  • Congenital ichthyosis
  • Severe lichen planus
  • Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
  • Ichthyosiform Erythroderma

What Are The Side Effects Of Acitretin?

Common side effects of acitretin include:

  • Redness, Itching
  • Skin scaling, peeling
  • Dry skin
  • Sticky feeling on the skin for first few weeks as one’s body adjusts to the medication.

What Are The Contraindications Of Acitretin?

Do not use acitretin if:

  • You are allergic to any ingredient in acitretin or any other retinoid.
  • You have kidney or severe liver problem.
  • You have constant high blood lipid levels.
  • You are or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • You are taking a tetracycline, methotrexate or vitamin A.

What Are The Uses Of Acitretin?

Acitretin (a vitamin A derivative (retinoid)) is primarily used for the treatment of Severe Psoriasis.

Some other uses of Acitretin are:

  • Congenital ichthyosis
  • Severe lichen planus
  • Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
  • Ichthyosiform Erythroderma

What Are The Side Effects Of Acitretin?

Common side effects of acitretin include:

  • Redness, Itching
  • Skin scaling, peeling
  • Dry skin
  • Sticky feeling on the skin for first few weeks as one’s body adjusts to the medication.

What Are The Contraindications Of Acitretin?

Do not use acitretin if:

  • You are allergic to any ingredient in acitretin or any other retinoid.
  • You have kidney or severe liver problem.
  • You have constant high blood lipid levels.
  • You are or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • You are taking a tetracycline, methotrexate or vitamin A.