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Acitretin

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Neotigason

Acitretin - What is it for

​Acitretin is mainly used to treat severe psoriasis, an inflammatory condition of the skin with increased turnover of skin cells, creating red, scaly patches of skin. The medication works by regulating the normal growth and development of skin cells.

Acitretin - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

Some of these side effects include:

  • Liver problem: Signs include dark urine or light coloured stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellowing of your eyes or skin
  • Low mood (depression)
  • Blurred vision or change in vision    
  • Severe headache
  • Nausea
  • Severe backache
  • Hair loss     

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

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