What do I need to know about acitretin?

Why is acitretin prescribed?

Acitretin is used to treat severe psoriasis (abnormal growth of skin cells that causes red, thickened, or scaly skin). Acitretin is in a class of medications called retinoids. The way acitretin works is not known. Brand names: Soriatane®

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