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Brand name: Acitretin (iNova) TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Protect from Light
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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