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- What is Soriatane (acitretin)?
- Is Soriatane (acitretin) available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for Soriatane (acitretin)?
- What are the uses for Soriatane (acitretin)?
- What is the black box warning for Soriatane (acitretin)?
- What are the side effects of Soriatane (acitretin)?
- What is the dosage for Soriatane (acitretin)?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with Soriatane (acitretin)?
- Is Soriatane (acitretin) safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about Soriatane (acitretin)?
What is the dosage for Soriatane (acitretin)?
- The recommended dose for acitretin is 25 to 50 mg daily given as a single dose with the main meal.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Soriatane (acitretin)?
- Combining acitretin with alcohol increases the formation of etretinate. Etretinate remains in the body for a longer period than acitretin and it is very harmful to a fetus.
- Acitretin may increase the effects of glyburide (Micronase) on blood glucose and potentially cause hypoglycemia.
- Acitretin reduces the effect of the microdose progestin minipill. The two drugs should not be combined.
- Acitretin should not be combined with methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall) due to the increased risk of liver failure.
- Combining tetracycline with acitretin increases intracranial pressure.
- Taking vitamin A supplements may increase side effects of acitretin because acitretin and vitamin A have similar chemical structures.
- If phototherapy also is being used as treatment, the doses of phototherapy should be reduced to avoid excessive burning of the skin.
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