Acitretin

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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.

CONTRA-INDICATED IN PREGNANCY

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Our database has 157 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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


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Page last updated 07/14/2020

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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
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