Soriatane is used to treat severe psoriasis (abnormal growth of skin cells that causes red, thickened, or scaly skin) in adults. Acitretin is in a class of medications called retinoids. The way acitretin works is not known. It is a retinoid, which is a form of Vitamin A. This medicine is not a cure for psoriasis, and you may relapse after you stop taking this medication. Acitretin (Generic) is also available in addition to the brand name Soriatane.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take Soriatane in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
NEVER share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Acitretin may cause side effects including but not limited to:
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away. Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:
Acitretin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
Why is Soriatane prescribed?
Soriatane is used to treat severe psoriasis in adults.
Am Is it safe to become pregnant while using Soriatane?
Soriatane can cause severe birth defects. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or if you might become pregnant within 3 years after you stop taking Soriatane.
Can I share this medication with someone with the same skin issues?
It is NEVER okay to share this medicine with another person, regardless of the similarity of symptoms
What if I forget a dose of Soriatane?
Skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.