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What is acitretin?

Acitretin belongs to a class of drugs called retinoids. Retinoids relate to retinol, or vitamin A.

Acitretin works by binding to receptors in the body. These receptors help normalize the speed of skin cell growth, reducing the effects of conditions that include psoriasis.

A doctor will likely only prescribe acitretin if other drugs are not effective for a case of psoriasis or if an individual cannot use other psoriasis drugs.

This drug is used on a long-term basis. If prescribed, it is worth calling the pharmacy ahead of time as not all pharmacies stock this item.

Uses

The drug is used to treat severe psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes cells in the outer layer of the skin to grow faster than normal and build upon the surface of the skin. This leads to inflammation and red, thickened areas of skin, often with silvery scales.

How should this medicine be used?

Acitretin comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with the main meal. Take acitretin at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take acitretin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of acitretin and gradually increase your dose.  

Acitretin controls psoriasis but does not cure it. It may take 2–3 months or longer before you feel the full benefit of acitretin. Your psoriasis may get worse during the first few months of treatment. This does not mean that acitretin will not work for you, but tell your doctor if this happens. Continue to take acitretin even if you feel well. Do not stop taking acitretin without talking to your doctor.

Side Effects

  • Back pain
  • bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  • bone or joint pain
  • change in taste
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • difficulty with moving or walking
  • excessive muscle tone
  • feeling of warmth
  • headache (severe and continuing)
  • hearing loss
  • increased sensitivity to pain
  • increased sensitivity to touch
  • muscle stiffness
  • muscle tension or tightness
  • nausea or vomiting (severe and continuing)
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • redness of the skin
  • sleeplessness

Acitretin Warnings

Acitretin contains a black box warning because it may harm an unborn baby if it's taken during pregnancy.

You shouldn't take acitretin if you're pregnant or might become pregnant within the next three years.

Don't begin taking this medicine until you've had two negative pregnancy tests.

Women who are sexually active and may become pregnant will need to use two forms of birth control for one month before starting on acitretin, as well as during treatment, and for three years after treatment ends.

Acitretin may interfere with how some forms of birth control pills work. Be sure to tell your doctor what type of birth control pills you're taking.

It's important to tell your doctor about all vitamins, supplements, and drugs you take.

Foods, drinks, and medicines that contain alcohol can interact with acitretin and form a substance that may remain in the blood for a long time and harm a fetus.

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