Soriatane

Active Ingredient(s): Acitretin
FDA Approved: * October 28, 1996
Pharm Company: * CONNETICS
Category: Skin Care

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Soriatane Overview

Acitretin (trade names Soriatane and Neotigason) is a second-generation retinoid. It is taken orally, and is typically used for psoriasis. It is a metabolite of etretinate, which was used prior to the introduction of acitretin. Etretinate was discontinued because it had a narrow therapeutic index as well as a long elimination half-life (t1/2=120 days), making dosing difficult. In contrast, acitretin's half-life is approximately 2 days. However, because acitretin can be reverse metabolised...

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My hair has become brittle and is falling out. I stopped taking the drug but still falling out. Will this get better? ## HI, Dorothy! Sorry about the hair loss, that is just awful for a woman to have to deal with. And yes, it should get better, if it was just caused by the medication. However, if it was influenced by something else, such as imbalanced hormones, then it may not improve, so you'll really just have to wait awhile and see. How bad is the loss? Have you tried any treatments for the brittleness?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Acitretin
  • Capsule: 10mg, 17.5mg, 22.5mg, 25mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Soriatane: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0145-0090 Soriatane 10 mg Oral Capsule by Stiefel Laboratories Inc
  • 0145-0091 Soriatane 25 mg Oral Capsule by Stiefel Laboratories Inc
  • 0145-3817 Soriatane 17.5 mg Oral Capsule by Stiefel Laboratories Inc
  • 0145-3821 Soriatane 22.5 mg Oral Capsule by Stiefel Laboratories Inc
  • 12064-006 Soriatane 10 mg Oral Capsule by Glaxosmithkline Manufacturing Spa
  • 12064-007 Soriatane 17.5 mg Oral Capsule by Glaxosmithkline Manufacturing Spa
  • 12064-008 Soriatane 25 mg Oral Capsule by Glaxosmithkline Manufacturing Spa

Other drugs which contain Acitretin or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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