Acitretin is particularly useful for pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, and psoriasis affecting hands and feet. It is safe for long-term application in psoriatic skin conditions. It enhances cell differentiation in the skin of patients with psoriasis.
Acitretin works in psoriasis by slowing down the proliferationof the skin cells.
Take this product by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.
Take this product regularly to get the most benefit from it.
To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Follow the diet plan recommended by your doctor or dietician
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this product more often than directed.
Do not increase the quantity than prescribed by the doctor. If the condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away. Keep it out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature. Keep it away from sunlight.
This medicine is indicated in severe refractory psoriasis (skin disease characterized by marked redness and itchy patches), palmoplantar pustulosis (skin condition involving the palms and soles), and Darier's disease (skin disorder).
Patients using this medication may at times experience dry skin, dermatitis (infection of skin), sticky skin, and erythema (redness). If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.
This medication is not recommended during pregnancy. Consult your healthcare provider for more information.
This medicine should not be used by breastfeeding mothers.
Its intake has not shown any risks during driving. For further advice, consult your doctor.
Patients with liver disease should consult their doctor before using acitretin.
Patients with kidney diseases shouldn’t use acitretin. Consult your doctor for further advice.
The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using acitretin.
Patients who are allergic to acitretin or any of its components should consult the doctor before taking it. If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products are taken then consult the doctor before using acitretin. If any sort of swelling is experienced, consult your doctor immediately. Taking acitretin supplements, especially in high doses, might cause congenital disabilities.
Acitretin is contraindicated for use in patients with acitretin hypersensitivity.
Acitretin should be used with extreme caution in patients with psoriasis.
It is contraindicated for people to use acitretin, to donate blood.
What are the uses of Acitretin?
This medication is used for treating severe psoriasis and other skin conditions in adults.
Will this medicine cause scars?
This medicine is highly unlikely to cause scars. However frequent and harsh itching may leave scars. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.
How to store Acitretin?
Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet.
Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.
What are the precautions for using Acitretin?
Following are the precautions:
• You may experience hair loss
• You may experience redness, dry skin, and chapped lips in the first few weeks of using this medicine
• Do not donate blood during use and 3 years after using this medicine
• Limit sun exposure
• Vision changes
How long does this medicine take to work?
It may take 2-3 months for this medicine to show its full effect.
Does Acitretin have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?
This medicine must not be used or handled by pregnant women as it may harm the baby.
The effects of this medicine on nursing infants may be undesirable therefore use is not recommended.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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