Acitretin Oral Capsule 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Acitretin: Oral capsule (10mg)

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Soriatane 10mg Cap
Stiefel Laboratories Inc a GSK Company
Pill Identification: SORIATANE 10mg SORIATANE 10mg 
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Soriatane 10mg Cap
Stiefel Laboratories Inc a GSK Company
Pill Identification: SORIATANE 10mg SORIATANE 10mg 
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Soriatane 10mg Cap
Connetics Corporation a division of Stiefel Laboratories a GSK Company
Pill Identification: SORIATANE 10 ROCHE SORIATANE 10 ROCHE 

What is this Medicine?

ACITRETIN (a si TRE tin) is used to treat severe forms of psoriasis.

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Acitretin 10mg Capsule

NDC: 669930894
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Psoriasis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Eczema, Lichen Planus

Storage Information
Protect from light
Avoid excessive humidity
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Acitretin 10mg Capsule

Reported Side Effects for Acitretin 10mg Capsule

Bleeding Within The Eye Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Secretion Of Tears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ectropion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Itchy Eyes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Double Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cranial Nerve Palsies Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blocked Eye Gland Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cataracts Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Pseudotumor Cerebri Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Optic Disc Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Bone Growth Incidence:
1.0-25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Arthropathy Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dandruff Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruises Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Psoriasis-Like Rash Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ear Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Night Blindness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blistery Rash Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Eye Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hot Flashes Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bone Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Eyes Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Irritation Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Paresthesias Incidence:
10.0-25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
10.0-25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
10.0-25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
10.0-25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hyperesthesia Incidence:
10.0-25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
10.0-25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Thinning Of Skin Incidence:
10.0-25.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
25.0-50.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Rhinitis Incidence:
25.0-50.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
25.0-50.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
25.0-50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
25.0-50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Cholesterol Incidence:
33.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
33.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
50.0-75.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Triglycerides Incidence:
66.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflammation Of The Lip Incidence:
>75.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Acitretin 10mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Acitretin 10mg Capsule(Acitretin)
Alcohol and Acitretin(Acitretin)
Women should not drink alcohol containing drinks while taking Acitretin or for 2 months after stopping treatment. The risk for birth defects is increased by drinking alcohol while taking Acitretin. Discuss with your health care provider which birth control method is appropriate for you and/or your partner while you are taking Acitretin.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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