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Acitretin (Soriatane) is a prescription drug used to treat severe psoriasis in adults. Some side effects include:

Soriatane has a black box warning that should be reviewed prior to taking this medication. Other side effects, drug interactions, dosing, and pregnancy and breastfeeding information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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