Information about Acitretin
Acitretin is used in the treatment of psoriasis.
How Acitretin works
Acitretin is a retinoid. It has a structure similar to vitamin A and is involved in the normal growth of skin cells. It works by stopping overgrowth and thickening of skin cells in psoriasis.
Common side effects of Acitretin
Dry lips, Dryness in mouth, Skin peeling, Joint pain, Muscle tightness, Cracked lips, Itching, Change in finger nails, Runny nose, Nosebleeds, Hair loss, Increased levels of blood fat
Available Medicine for Acitretin
AcrotacSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹792 to ₹15702 variant(s)
ActoidIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹360 to ₹6002 variant(s)
AceretGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
AcipsorKivi Labs Ltd
₹291 to ₹5902 variant(s)
GlacitretTripada Biotec Pvt Ltd
AcetecDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
SoridOchoa Laboratories Ltd
₹350 to ₹6002 variant(s)
TretoactRockmed Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
SoretinEast West Pharma
Expert advice for Acitretin
- Acitretin helps reduce thickening, plaque formation and scaling of the skin in conditions such as psoriasis.
- Take it at the same time every day with food or a glass of milk.
- Do not take Acitretin if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as it can cause birth defects in babies. Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy.
- You will need to take pregnancy tests regularly if you are on treatment with and for at least 3 years after you stop taking this medicine.
- Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Acitretin as it increases the sensitivity of your skin. Use protective measures such as sun-creams and protective clothing.
- It may cause dryness of skin, mouth, and lips. Drink plenty of water and use a moisturiser and lip balm, if needed.
- It may cause dry eyes and blurring of vision. Avoid wearing contact lenses and be cautious before driving or using machines.
- Your doctor may get your regular blood tests done to monitor your liver function and the levels of fats such as cholesterol in your blood.