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Acitretin

Popular Brands: : Soriatane, Acitretin, Neotigason
Official FDA Reports7,587
Social Media Events151
Total Posts127
Avg. Review Score3.66/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Acitretin
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Barr Laboratories Inc
  • Stiefel Laboratories Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Acitretin Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Acitretin

Pruritus

Very dry skin especially on the face. Lost lots of hair, very thin. To help the iching take baths every night with Aveeno. As long as I keep the stress down it is clearing up. Had to get help f...


Source: Soriatane

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Alopecia

Very dry skin especially on the face. Lost lots of hair , very thin. To help the iching take baths every night with Aveeno. As long as I keep the stress down it is clearing up. Had to get help f...


Source: Soriatane

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Dry Skin

Very dry skin especially on the face. Lost lots of hair, very thin. To help the iching take baths every night with Aveeno. As long as I keep the stress down it is clearing up. Had to get help f...


Source: Soriatane

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Mood altered, Skin exfoliation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: lips peeling, hair curling, mood changes, fingernails thing cracking, feet and hands peel, lots of hair loss. Have had several bouts, where large areas became open, like a bur...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By sheila in fdb.rxlist.com on February 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

it works pretty after taking it for a couple of months. Watch out if you stop taking it. The psoriasis comes back with a vengeance. I hope that it will work again. I used thousands of dollars worth of...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Psoriasis

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None. Psoriasis disappeared...peeled off in two weeks leaving new skin never to return. It's really a miracle cure.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: 90% clear in two weeks I cleared up very quickly. So much that I am taking a break from phototherapy to see if I can just use the drug to keep my skin clear. That being said, ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Our daughter was getting married, and I really wanted to clear my skin before the wedding. I began taking Soriatane in October, 2012, and was probably about 90% clear for the wedding (...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting, Alopecia, Nasal abscess, Nasal dryness, Skin exfoliation, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... hair,eyebrow and eyelash loss, weight gain,thin and splitting nails,etc. But I can walk.I think it might be compromising my immune system. I've never had a problem with being sick until now. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By soritane in fdb.rxlist.com on January 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

i was very satisfied until my insurance company put me on generic, i don't believe it has the same effect.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By Uncas in fdb.rxlist.com on December 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Used for aprox 5 months w/o any problems. Then almost overnight it seemed that hair loss in clumps, on the lower part of scalp in back of head. Been off drug for 2 months hair just starting to grow ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Alopecia, Dry eye, Dry mouth, Hyperhidrosis, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe hair loss itchy body sweating at nite dry mouth dry eyes & lips insomnia

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Alopecia, Skin disorder

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 19, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Drastic hair loss. Itching continued and skin peeling increased. Too toxic to continue.


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.