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.