Acitrin 10 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Acitrin Capsule
Acitrin 10 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of psoriasis.
Acitrin Capsule side effects
Common
  • Dry lips
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Dry nose
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Skin peeling
  • Visual disturbance
How to use Acitrin Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acitrin 10 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
How Acitrin Capsule works
Researchers don't know how exactly Acitrin 10 mg Capsule works in psoriasis.
Acitrin Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol and acitretin is not recommended because it increase the risk for birth defects in pregnant women.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Acitrin 10 mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Acitrin 10 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Acitrin 10 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acitrin 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acitrin 10 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Acitrin 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acitrin 10 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • It is advisable to take this medication at the same time every day after a meal, preferably with milk or fatty food.
  • It is necessary to inform your doctor if you have liver/kidney disease or suffer from high levels of cholesterol (hyperlipidemia).
  • Do not donate blood if you are on this therapy and until 3 years after stopping this therapy. Women of child-bearing age should not receive blood from any person who is on this therapy.
  • If you suffer from diabetes, the blood sugar levels should be checked often if you take acitretin.
  • Do not drink alcohol while on this therapy and for 2 months after stopping this therapy as it would increase the risk of side effects.
  • Do not wear lenses or go out in strong sunlight while on this therapy.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you develop bone, joint or muscle pain or have troubles with moving.
  • Women of child-bearing age, if on acitretin therapy, should practice 2 methods of contraception; and be sure to tell your doctor the medications that you use, and the doctor will tell you which methods are acceptable. 
  • You will need to take pregnancy tests regularly if you are on treatment with acitretin and for at least 3 years after you stop taking acitretin.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acitrin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acitrin

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Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Cap. Maxepa once daily for 3 months. Protar or Cosalic ointment for application @ night (over affected area) for 1 month. Pasitrex C Ointment once daily for 1 week.Then Pasitrex ointment once daily for 1 week. NBUVB Photo therapy @ skin clinic. SkinAid Clinic Gurgaon, 9XXXXXXFor Scalp Psoriasis ? Use SILKIN Scalp Solution / Cosalic -K Solution for application 3 times in a week. Topsor / Saclo for application thrice a week. Cap. Maxepa once daily for 3 months. Avoid Smoking and stress.
Please suggest treatment of scalp psoriasis & para psoriasis
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi kindly use 777 oil Along with your medicineYou can use this oil as external application
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FAQs

Q. Is Acitrin a steroid?
No Acitrin is not a steroid
Q. Is it safe?
It is safe when used at the recommended dose and duration as advised by the doctor
Q. What is Acitrin?
Acitrin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids.It is used in the treatment of serious skin disorders such as severe psoriasis (dry, scaly, wax-like skin rash). It is also used to treat keratin deposition on skin (ichthyosis), skin rash (pityriasis) or small elevations of skin and mucosa (lichen ruber)
Q. Is it effective?
It is effective when used at the recommended dose and duration as advised by the doctor
Q. Can I take paracetamol or ibuprofen with acitretin?
There is no known adverse effect of taking paracetamol or ibuprofen with acitretin. Please follow the advice of your doctor on the same
Q. Does Acitrin cause weight gain or affect sperm?
No there are no known effects of Acitrin on weight gain and sperms. Please consult your doctor immediately if any side effects are observed while on this therapy
Q. How fast does Acitrin work and how long is it available in the body?
Acitrin may seem to worsen symptoms at the start but should be effective during the course of the therapy. Continue to use as per doctor's recommendations. Acitrin should be cleared from the body within 36 days post the last dose.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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