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


Soriatane© (Acitretin)







Suitable Candidates

1. Patients with generalized pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis and localized pustular psoriasis
2. For severe plaque-type psoriasis, treatment is most effective when combined with other therapies

Unsuitable Candidates

1. Best avoided by women of childbearing age, because of the high risk of fetal abnormalities if pregnancy occurs
2. “At risk” patients: those with a history of diabetes, alcoholism, hepatitis, obesity and hyperlipidemia
3. Patients taking methotrexate or tetracyclines
4. Women who are breastfeeding

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