Active Ingredient: The main active ingredient in the medication is Acitretin. It is a synthetic aromatic analog of retinoic acid and the main metabolite of etretinate. It has been used in the treatment of psoriasis and other disorders of keratinization for several years effectively.
Indications: The main ingredient in the capsule is Acitretin, which is approved for the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults. This medication should be administered only after prescribed by the doctor. It is used in people who have experience in the systemic use of retinoids because it has serious side effects. It is indicated for use in adults with severe plaque, guttate, pustular, erythrodermic, or palmoplantar psoriasis.
Action Mechanism: This effective medication Soriatane works slowly for plaque psoriasis. The condition Psoriasis may worsen before showing effectiveness. The active component is chemically related to retinoic acid and retinol i.e. vitamin A. It also reduces skin cell production and shedding.
Dosages: The given medication is available in capsule form. Soriatane offered in dosages as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: This medicine must be taken once or twice a day as prescribed by the doctor
- 25 mg: The capsule is to be administered once a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: Immediately stop consuming this medication if experienced symptoms like bad headaches, nausea, vomiting, or blurred vision.
What is Soriatane?
Soriatane is an oral retinoid, which is a synthetic form of vitamin A. The exact way Soriatane works to control psoriasis is unknown. In general, retinoids help control the multiplication of cells including the speed at which skin cells grow and shed.
How is Soriatane used?
Soriatane comes in 10 mg and 25 mg capsules. The prescribed dose is taken once a day with food. Several factors determine the dosage for each individual, including the type of psoriasis present.
What are the potential drug interactions while taking Soriatane?
The doctor should always be aware of any other medications, therapies or supplements already using. Avoid dietary supplements with vitamin A. Soriatane is related to vitamin A, and taking vitamin could add to the unwanted effects of Soriatane.
Can Soriatane be used with other treatments?
Soriatane is most effective for treating psoriasis when it is used with phototherapy. Soriatane is sometimes used with Enbrel (etanercept), or Remicade (infliximab), and may also be prescribed in rotation with cyclosporine or methotrexate.
Is Soriatane safe during pregnancy?
Soriatane is not safe during pregnancy. Soriatane may harm development of fetus.