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Active ingredients: acitretin
What it is used for
Acitretin may be used for the treatment of:,? Severe intractable psoriasis in all its forms,? Severe forms of disorders of keratinisation such as,- hyperkeratosis palmaris et plantaris,- pustulosis palmaris et plantaris,- ichthyosis,- keratosis follicularis (Darier's disease),- lichen planus affecting the skin or the mucosae,- pityriasis rubra pilaris
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Protect from Light
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Hard gelatin capsule containing a yellow powder with a yellow to light yellow body and a brown cap printed in black with A25 on the capsule body
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient acitretin
This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems