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Acitretin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Neotigason

Acitretin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Acitretin be used?

Acitretin should be taken with or after food for better absorption.  Swallow the capsule whole, do not crush or chew it.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

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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