ACTOID 10MG contains acitretin which belongs to a group of medicines called ‘retinoids. It is used to treat severe skin condition in which the skin has become thick and scaly. These skin problems include the psoriasis, ichthyosis and keratosis follicularis (Darier’s disease). It works by improving the normal growth of the skin. In psoriasis the cells in outer layer of the skin grow more faster than normal with red, irritated, inflamed, thicker skin.
Always take ACTOID 10MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole with plenty of water. It should not be given to children as it may cause changes in bone growth. If it is given to a child, the doctor will decide the correct dose based on the child’s weight. This medicine is contraindicated in cases of the hypersensitivity (e.g., angioedema, urticaria) to acitretin or to other retinoids. Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, particularly at night time since your vision may be affected. Do not take this medicine, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It can pass into your milk and may harm your baby. The most common side effects include dry mouth, joint pain, tight muscles, hair loss, dry eyes, rise in blood fats.