Acitrin 25mg Capsule

Ipca Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Acitrin 25mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

10 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Acitrin Capsule


Uses of Acitrin Capsule

Acitrin 25mg Capsule is used in the treatment of psoriasis.

Side effects of Acitrin Capsule


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 25mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Acitrin Capsule works

Researchers don't know how exactly Acitrin 25mg 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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Acitrin Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Acitrin Capsule
Taking alcohol and acitretin is not recommended because it i
ncrease the risk for birth defects in pregnant women.
Acitrin 25mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Acitrin 25mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Acitrin 25mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Acitrin 25mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acitrin 25mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Acitrin 25mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acitrin 25mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Codox 100mg Capsule, Iminza 100mg Injection, Mific Injection, Tisam 50mg Injection

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Acitrin Capsule

Frequently asked questions about 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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