Acitretin Drug Information
Acitretin (Soriatane®) is a prescription medication approved for treating severe psoriasis in adults. Before beginning treatment with Acitretin, the drug's safety information should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this drug, acitretin is not suitable for everyone. For instance, because acitretin can be extremely dangerous to a developing fetus, women of childbearing potential must use two effective forms of birth control and must have frequent pregnancy tests while taking this medicine. Also, women who take acitretin must not get pregnant for three years after stopping the medication.
Soriatane comes in two strengths -- 10 mg and 25 mg capsules. It is typically taken once a day with the main meal. It is important to take your dosage with food, as food improves the absorption of this medicine.
(For more information on this drug, click Acitretin. This article also covers how this product works, lists potential side effects, and offers more details on what to discuss with your healthcare provider.)