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Soriatane Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is acitretin (Soriatane)?
- What are the possible side effects of acitretin (Soriatane)?
- What is the most important information I should know about acitretin (Soriatane)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acitretin (Soriatane)?
- How should I take acitretin (Soriatane)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Soriatane)?
- What happens if I overdose (Soriatane)?
- What should I avoid while taking acitretin (Soriatane)?
- What other drugs will affect acitretin (Soriatane)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Soriatane)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Soriatane)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, dizziness or spinning sensation, and nausea or vomiting.
What should I avoid while taking acitretin (Soriatane)?
Women taking acitretin must not drink alcohol during treatment and for at least 2 months after treatment ends. Alcohol can cause acitretin to convert to another substance in your body that can take 3 years or longer to clear from your body. Read the labels of all foods and medicines you consume to make sure they do not contain alcohol.
Do not donate blood while taking acitretin and for at least 3 years after you stop taking it. Donated blood may be given to a pregnant woman and could cause birth defects if the blood contains acitretin.
Avoid taking vitamin supplements that contain vitamin A. Acitretin is a form of vitamin A, and taking too much can cause side effects similar to overdose symptoms.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Acitretin can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Acitretin may impair your vision, especially at night. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect acitretin (Soriatane)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills (especially "minipills");
- phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- St. John's wort.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with acitretin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acitretin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Soriatane Information
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- Soriatane Side Effects Center
- Soriatane Overview including Precautions
- Soriatane FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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