Soriatane (Acitretin)

Vitamin A derivative
It can treat severe psoriasis.

Active Substance: Acitretin
US Brand: Soriatane
Indian Brand: Aceret-25
Manufacturing: Glenmark
Dosage: 25mg
Form release: blister 10 pills
Alcohol: Avoid. Very serious interactions can occur
Shipping time: 9 – 18 days

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Very common

 

More than 3 million US cases per year

 

  • Can’t be cured, but treatment may help.
  • Requires a medical diagnosis.
  • Lab tests or imaging rarely required.
  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem. Triggers include infections, stress, and cold.
The most common symptom is a rash on the skin, but sometimes the rash involves the nails or joints.
Treatment aims to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly. Topical ointments, light therapy, and medications can offer relief.
Ages affected
0-2
Rare
3-5
Rare
6-13
Rare
14-18
Common
19-40
Very common
41-60
Very common
60+
Very common
psoriasis
Psoriasis

A condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches.


Treatment consists of skin care
Treatment aims to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly. Topical ointments, light therapy, and medications can offer relief.
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the joints
Skin: rashes, dryness, fissures, flakiness, peeling, small bump, thickness, or redness
Also common: depression, inflamed tendons, itching, joint stiffness, plaque, or small dents in nails
Medications
Steroid, Vitamin A derivative, Anti-Inflammatory, Immunosuppressive drug, and Vitamin
Self-care:

Stress management
Pursuing an enjoyable activity or verbalizing frustration to reduce stress and improve mental health.
Coal tar extract
Soothes scaling and itching skin.
Petroleum jelly
A thick, topical ointment made from crude oil that moisturizes and protects the skin. Commonly known as Vaseline.
Light therapy
Exposure to bright light using a device called a light box. Mimics natural sunlight.
Ultraviolet light therapy
Ultraviolet light therapy for serious skin diseases. Used along with a special medication that increases light absorption.
Moisturizer
Hydrates and protects skin from damage.
Urea
It can treat certain skin and nail conditions.

Specialists
Specializes in arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
Prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases.
Focuses on disorders of skin, nails, and hair.