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Soriatane Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Soriatane® is used to treat severe forms of psoriasis. It helps to reduce the redness, thickness, and scaling that may be occur with psoriasis. It may also cause serious side effects such as birth defectst. It works by allowing normal growth and development of the skin.

Soriatane Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 25 to 50 milligrams once a day and you should be taken this medicine with your main meal.

Uses of Soriatane

  • Acitretin is used to treat severe psoriasis.
  • Acitretin may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Soriatane

Before taken Soriatane medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Soriatane. Side effects may include:

  • Abnormal skin changes
  • Blood clot
  • Changes in blood sugar or cholesterol and triglyceride
  • Depression
  • Eye symptoms such as dryness, pain, redness, sensitivity
  • Heart attack
  • Joint pain
  • Lip inflammation
  • Muscle weakness
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Stroke

Warnings and precautions before taking Soriatane:

  • If you have certain medical conditions such as severe liver disease, severe kidney disease, then you should not be used this medication.
  • Before using acitretin, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or to other retinoids.
  • If you are taking this medicne, then it may also be cause mental and behavioral changes. If you feel or develop symptoms of depression or aggression or if you have thoughts of suicide or self-injury, then you should consult with your doctor immediately.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Soriatane with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Soriatane with the following:

  • Birth control "mini-pills" containing progestin
  • Doxycyline
  • Etretinate
  • Minocycline
  • Retinoids such as isotretinoin
  • Phenytoin
  • Tetracycline
Overdose

After taken Soriatane if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Soriatane overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


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