A substance that is used in the prevention of cancer and in the treatment of psoriasis. It belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids.

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... ACITRETIN (Soriatane®) is used to treat severe forms of psoriasis. Acitretin is not a cure, but it helps reduce the redness, thickness, and scaling that occur with psoriasis. Acitretin can cause serious side effects, including birth defects if given to someone who is pregnant. Do not share this medicine with anyone else. Before you receive your acitretin prescription you should discuss and sign a Patient Information/Consent form with your prescriber. This is to help make sure you understand the risk of birth defects and how to avoid getting pregnant. If you did not talk to your prescriber about this and sign the form, contact your health care provider. Generic acitretin capsules are not yet available. ...
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The Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that are related chemically ...
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