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Generic Aceret (tm)  10mg (90 pills)

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Generic Name : Acitretin
Products Pills : 90 pills
Therapy : Skin Care

Generic Aceret (tm) 10mg (90 pills)

Brand : Aceret
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Generic Aceret: Acitretin®
Aceret is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Acitretin®


Medication information about Generic Aceret Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects.

Tablets Chemical Name: Acitretin.

Other name brands for this medication
Soriatane

Possible Uses of Aceret::Acitretin is a retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A. Acitretin is used to treat severe psoriasis in adults. Acitretin is not a cure for psoriasis, and you may relapse after you stop taking this medication. Acitretin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How to take Aceret: Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using acitretin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Read and complete the Patient Agreement and Informed Consent document before taking this drug.

Take this medication by mouth exactly as prescribed, usually once a day with your main meal.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not take this more often or increase your dose without consulting your doctor. Your condition will not improve any faster but the risk of side effects may increase.

It may take 2 to 3 months before the full benefit of this medication is seen.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the capsules.

Before using Aceret: WARNING:Before taking acitretin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to vitamin A-related drugs (other retinoids such as isotretinoin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, diabetes, receive phototherapy.

Do not donate blood while taking this drug and for at least 3 years after stopping therapy. This will prevent the possibility of your blood being given to a pregnant woman.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Acitretin may cause vision changes, including decreased night vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision (especially at night) until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication and for 2 months after stopping it.

This drug must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. This drug should not be used if you are planning to become pregnant during treatment or within 3 years after use has stopped.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the capsules.

Use 2 effective forms of birth control starting 1 month before and during treatment and at least 3 years after use has stopped. If you are unsure which types of birth control are effective, consult your doctor, pharmacist, or Medication Guide.

Semen may pose a risk to a pregnant woman if a male is using this drug. Consult your doctor.

It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this medication and for at least three years after the medication has been stopped.

Precautions When Using Aceret: It may cause drowsiness or vision changes. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Acitretin is noted for the possibility of severe birth defects and should not be used by pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant within 3 years following the use of this medcation.
Sexually active women of childbearing age who use Acitretin should also use at least 2 forms of birth control concurrently.
Avoid blood donation during therapy or at least 1-3 years after stopping therapy.
It may make your skin sensitive to light, so avoid sunlight.
Remove contact lenses while using this medication otherwise it will increase irritation.
Monitor liver function, plasma lipid and glucose levels (especially in diabetic patients) regularly.

Side Effects of Aceret: You may experience more redness, itching, skin scaling, peeling and dry skin the first several weeks as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry eyes, eye irritation, crusting of the eye lids, increased sensitivity to sunlight, dry mouth, peeling of the skin of fingertips, palms or soles of feet, chapped lips, runny nose, thirst, taste changes and hair loss may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Contact lens wearers may be uncomfortable while taking this drug because it causes dry eyes.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: decreased night vision, fever, chills, dizziness, aches and pain in the bones or joints, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness, difficulty moving, swelling, sudden weight gain, change in the amount of urine.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: mood changes (e.g., depression, aggressive or violent behavior, and in rare cases thoughts of suicide).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions of Aceret: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Missed dose of Aceret:If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember if it is on the same day. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up because this could increase your risk for bleeding. Keep a record of missed doses to give to your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss 2 or more doses in a row.

Storage of Aceret: Store between 15° and 25°C (59° and 77°F) in an airtight container. Protect from light. Avoid exposure to high temperatures and humidity after the bottle is opened. Keep away from children.

Other Information of Aceret: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.

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