Soriatane (Acitretin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Soriatane10 mg
Soriatane25 mg

Generic Equivalent of Soriatane

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Acitretin10 mg
Acitretin25 mg

Soriatane Information:

Soriatane (Generic name: Acitretin) is a prescription medication used to treat severe psoriasis or other skin disorders in adults. Psoriasis is a skin condition that involves chronically occurring bright red patches covered with silvery scales. Acitretin is a retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A. It works by reducing the speed at which the cells involved in psoriasis are formed. It may take 2 to 3 months before the full benefit of Acitretin is seen. Take Soriatane capsules exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Soriatane Side Effects:

The most common Soriatane side effects are abdominal pain, back pain, dry mouth, hair loss, headache, impotence, loss of appetite, nausea, skin peeling or dry skin, tiredness, and etc. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as chest pain, dark urine, depression, jaundice, muscle weakness, vision problems, and serious allergic reaction (difficult breathing; itching; rash), please inform your doctor immediately.

Soriatane Precautions:

Do NOT take Soriatane oral if you are allergic to Acitretin or any of the ingredients in Soriatane medication. Before taking Soriatane for psoriasis, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, high cholesterol or high triglycerides, kidney or liver disease, and etc. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Soriatane drug, especially of: methotrexate, oral birth control (contraceptive) pills, tetracyclines, and vitamin A supplements. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays. Use a sunscreen or wearing protective clothing when outdoors. Soriatane can cause severe birth defects. Soriatane must NOT be used if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or plan to become pregnant within 3 years.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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