Acitrin 10mg Capsule

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Composition for Acitrin 10mg Capsule

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358.56
₹35.86/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Acitrin Capsule

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Uses of Acitrin Capsule

Acitrin 10mg Capsule is used in the treatment of psoriasis.
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Side effects of Acitrin Capsule

Common

Dry lips, Dry mouth, Dry nose, Conjunctivitis, Skin peeling, Visual disturbance.

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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. It is better to take Acitrin 10mg Capsule with food.

How Acitrin Capsule works

Researchers don't know how exactly Acitrin 10mg capsule works in psoriasis.

In Depth Information on Acitrin Capsule

Expert advice for Acitrin Capsule

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Acitrin 10mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol and acitretin is not recommended because it i
ncrease the risk for birth defects in pregnant women.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Acitrin 10mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Acitrin 10mg Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Acitrin 10mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Acitrin 10mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Acitretin is not indicated in renal dysfunction.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Minoz OD 100mg Capsule MR, Cnn 50mg Tablet, Teglin 50mg Injection, Doxyrek 100mg Capsule DR

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Acitrin 10mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Acitretin

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
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
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
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.
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