Acitretin

BreastfeedingPediatric
  • TRADE NAMES: Neotigason (Actavis); Soriatane (Stiefel)
  • INDICATIONS: Psoriasis
  • CLASS: Retinoid
  • HALF-LIFE: 49 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Alcohol, Bexarotene, Chloroquine, Cholestyramine, Corticosteroids, Coumarins, Danazol, Demeclocycline, Doxycycline, Ethanolamine, Isotretinoin, Lithium, Lymecycline, Medroxyprogesterone, Methotrexate, Minocycline, Oxytetracycline, Phenytoin, Progestins, St John's Wort, Tetracycline, Tigecycline, Vitamin A

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: X

Oral retinoids can cause birth defects, and women should avoid acitretin when pregnant or trying to conceive.

PREGNANCY

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HAIR
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MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
RESPIRATORY
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
GENITOURINARY
HEMATOLOGIC
OTIC
OCULAR
OTHER


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Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric