Acitretin

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What Are The Uses Of Acitretin?

Acitretin, a vitamin A derivative (retinoid), is primarily used for the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults.

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 the first few weeks as one’s body adjusts to the medication.
  • Probability of birth defects

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 a kidney or severe liver problem.
  • You have constant high blood lipid levels.
  • You are or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Females who are planning to bear a child should not take acitretin for at least 3 years before pregnancy.
  • 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 in adults.

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 the first few weeks as one’s body adjusts to the medication.
  • Probability of birth defects

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 a kidney or severe liver problem.
  • You have constant high blood lipid levels.
  • You are or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Females who are planning to bear a child should not take acitretin for at least 3 years before pregnancy.
  • You are taking a tetracycline, methotrexate or vitamin A.