Formulation: Tablet

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Generic Equivalent to Soriatane

Formulation: Tablet



Alternate Brand Name(s) : Soriatane, Soriatane CK, Acrotec

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.


The recommended dose is 25 to 50 mg orally once a day, administered as a single dose with main meal

Maintenance dose: 25 to 50 mg orally once a day Treating severe psoriasis.

Acitretin is a vitamin A derivative (retinoid). Exactly how it works is not known.


Women taking acitretin must not drink alcohol during treatment and for at least 2 months after treatment ends. Alcohol can cause acitretin to convert to another substance in your body that can take 3 years or longer to clear from your body. Read the labels of all foods and medicines you consume to make sure they do not contain alcohol.

Do not donate blood while taking acitretin and for at least 3 years after you stop taking it. Donated blood may be given to a pregnant woman and could cause birth defects if the blood contains acitretin.

Avoid taking vitamin supplements that contain vitamin A. Acitretin is a form of vitamin A, and taking too much can cause side effects similar to overdose symptoms.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Acitretin can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Acitretin may impair your vision, especially at night. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to see clearly.


Use is contraindicated. Excreted into human milk: Yes Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

Active Ingredient: Acitretin

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