Soriatane© (Acitretin) - A - Detailing from Skin Therapy Letter


Soriatane© (Acitretin)







  • Oral Tablets: Acitretin 10 or 25 mg
  • Oral Capsules: Acitretin 10 or 25 mg
  • Available under the trade names Soriatane® and Neotigason®
  • Must be taken once a day with food, preferably fatty foods


  • Recommended initial dosage is 25 mg/day
  • Maintenance dose of 25-50 mg/day may be given after 12-16 weeks, based on clinical efficacy and tolerability
  • Do not exceed a maximum of 75 mg/day
  • Occasionally patients can be controlled with lower doses such as 25 mg 2 to 3 times a week

Stabilizing Keratinization (Off Label)

  • 25 mg daily May be increased up to 75 mg daily after four weeks if needed and tolerated

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