ACROTAC 25mg Capsule 10's

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Acitretin 25mg
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Drug Information for ACROTAC 25mg Capsule 10's

What is ACROTAC?

  • ACROTAC contains an active substance called ACITRETIN







What ACROTAC is used for?

  • ACROTAC is a medicine used to treat severe forms of psoriasis in adults
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Talk to your Doctor before using this medicine If you

  • have severe liver or kidney disease
  • have repeated high blood lipids (fat in the blood)
  • are allergic to acitretin
  • have diabetes or high blood sugar
  • have high cholesterol or high triglycerides (fat in the blood)
  • have heart disease
  • have depression
  • are alcoholic
  • undergoing phototherapy
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  • Do not take ACROTAC if you are pregnant or might get pregnant during treatment with ACROTAC or at any time for at least 3 years after you stop treatment with ACROTAC
  • ACROTAC can pass into your milk and may harm your baby. You will need to choose either to breast feed or take ACROTAC, but not both
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Tell your prescriber about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements especially the following medicines such as

  • Methotrexate
  • Tetracyclines (eg. Doxycycline)
  • Glyburide
  • Phenytoin
  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Progestin-only oral contraceptives (“minipills”)
  • Eetretinate
  • John’s wort herbal supplement
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  • Take ACROTAC with food
  • Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor
  • The dose of ACROTAC varies from patient to patient. The number of capsules you must take is chosen specially for you by your prescriber. This dose may change during treatment

If you take more of ACROTAC

  • Contact your doctor or go to nearest hospital immediately

If you forget to take ACROTAC

  • If you miss a dose, do not double the next dose. Skip the missed dose and resume your normal schedule

If you stop taking ACROTAC

  • Consult with your doctor before stop taking this medicine
  • The symptoms may reappear if you stop taking this medicine suddenly
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Like all medicine, this medicine can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.



  • severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision. These symptoms can be signs of increased brain pressure that can lead to blindness or even death
  • vision problems. Decreased vision in the dark (night blindness)
  • depression, mental problems including a depressed mood, aggressive feelings, or thoughts of ending their own life (suicide)
  • aches or pains in your bones, joints, muscles, or back, trouble moving, or loss of feeling in your hands or feet
  • increased blood sugar level marked by frequent urination, great thirst or hunger, even if you do not already have diabetes
  • shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, chest pain, weakness, trouble speaking, or swelling of a leg
  • blood vessel problems
  • serious allergic reactions (hives, itching, swelling of your face, mouth, or tongue, or breathlessness
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  • chapped lips, peeling fingertips, palms, and soles, itching, scaly skin all over, weak nails, sticky or fragile (weak) skin, runny or dry nose, or nosebleeds
  • dry mouth
  • joint pain
  • tight muscles
  • hair loss
  • dry eyes
  • rise in blood fats (lipids)
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  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • Keep ACROTAC away from sunlight, high temperature and humidity.
  • Keep ACROTAC out of the reach of children
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