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Soriatane
(Acitretin)

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Brand Name Choices

Soriatane 10mg
Soriatane 10mg

Marketed as Neotigason in United Kingdom

Acitretin

Manufactured by Actavis UK Ltd

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Soriatane 10mg
Soriatane 10mg

Acitretin

Manufactured by Actavis Group PTC

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Soriatane 25mg
Soriatane 25mg

Marketed as Neotigason in United Kingdom

Acitretin

Manufactured by Actavis UK Ltd

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Soriatane 25mg
Soriatane 25mg

Acitretin

Manufactured by Actavis Group PTC

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

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Generic Choices

Acitretin 10mg
Acitretin 10mg

Generic Equivalent of Soriatane 10mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Acitretin 10mg
Acitretin 10mg

Marketed as Novatretin in New Zealand

Generic Equivalent of Soriatane 10mg

Manufactured by Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Product of New Zealand

Dispensed by an international pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Acitretin 10mg
Acitretin 10mg

Marketed as Taro-Acitretin in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Soriatane 10mg

Manufactured by Taro

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Acitretin 25mg
Acitretin 25mg

Marketed as Novatretin in New Zealand

Generic Equivalent of Soriatane 25mg

Manufactured by Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Product of New Zealand

Dispensed by an international pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Acitretin 25mg
Acitretin 25mg

Marketed as Taro-Acitretin in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Soriatane 25mg

Manufactured by Taro

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

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What Soriatane is and what it is used for

The name of your medicine is “Acitretin 10 mg Capsules” or “Acitretin 25 mg Capsules” but will be referred to as “Acitretin” throughout the leaflet. Acitretin belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids. Retinoids are derived from vitamin A The medicine is used to treat severe skin problems where the skin has become thick and may be scaly and which does not respond to other conventional treatments satisfactorily. Acitretin is used to treat
• extensive and serious forms of various skin disorders resulting from disturbances of the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), such as psoriasis, together with a dry, scaling, waxy rash.
• specific skin disorders characterized by dry scales as a result of marked keratinization (ichthyosis, an organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny like nails and hair) and similar disorders in which a skin rash (pityriasis) or small elevations of skin and mucosa (lichen ruber) occur.

How to take Soriatane

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
• Take Acitretin at a meal time, preferably with a drink of milk.
• Swallow each capsule whole. The dose varies from one patient to another. Your doctor will work out the right dose for you. Adults and elderly people
• The usual starting dose for adults and elderly people is 25 mg or 30 mg once a day.
• After 2 to 4 weeks, your doctor may increase or decrease your dose. This will depend on how well it works and how it affects you.
• The maximum dose is 75 mg a day.
• Most people take Acitretin for up to 3 months. However, your doctor may decide that you need to take it for longer. Use in children and adolescents Acitretin is not normally given to children. If it is given to a child, the doctor will decide the correct dose. This is based on the child’s weight. You can use additional local treatments of the skin, including skin care products, after consultation with your doctor. If you take more Acitretin than you should If you take more Acitretin than you should, you may suffer from headache, nausea and/or vomiting, drowsiness, irritability and itching. Stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor immediately. If you forget to take Acitretin Do not take a double dose of Acitretin to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember and continue according to the dosing schedule. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. If you stop taking Acitretin Your doctor can judge best if and how you must stop taking Acitretin. Always contact your doctor before you want to stop taking the medicine. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
• The side effects of Acitretin are dose related. The higher the daily dose, the greater the risk of side effects.
• Most side effects occur at the start of treatment when the dose still has to be adjusted. Most side effects are reversible after altering the dose or discontinuation of treatment.
• Occasionally the symptoms of your skin may get worse in the beginning of treatment.
• As Acitretin is a vitamin A derivative, most of its side effects are similar to the symptoms that occur if someone has used too much vitamin A.

Very common side effects (affecting more than 1 of 10 patients treated)
• over 80% of patients experienced: – dry skin and mucous membranes, dry lips and possibly inflamed lips.
• 40 – 80% of patients experienced: – dry mucous membranes of the skin and nose – peeling of the skin, especially the palms of the hands and soles of the feet – inflammation of the nasal mucosa.
• 10 – 40% of patients experienced: – nose bleed – scaling and thinning of healthy skin with increased sensitivity – reddening of the skin – itching – sensation of “burning skin” – sensation of “sticky skin” – inflammatory skin changes – hair loss – swelling and pain in the area around your nails – fragile nails – inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis) – feeling more thirsty than usual – feeling cold. Using moisturisers or “emollients” from the start of treatment can help you to deal with dry skin problems. Side effects of the skin and mucous membranes occur rather soon (a few days) after start of treatment, hair loss cannot be expected until several weeks into the treatment. These side effects are reversible after altering the dose or discontinuation of treatment. However, new growth of hair will take some months, due to the hair growth cycle.

Common side effects (affecting 1 to 10 of 100 patients treated)
• chapping
• inflammation of oral mucosa and gums
• blisters on skin
• changes in skin and hair colour
• change in the growth rate and texture of hair
• visual disturbances such as dry eye, blurred vision, impaired night vision. Wearing of contact lenses might become impossible. For this reason you should wear glasses before treatment with Acitretin (see “Warnings and precautions”).

Uncommon side effects (affecting 1 to 10 of 1,000 patients treated)
• muscle, joint and bone pain After long-term treatment with Acitretin, bone changes may occur (extra growth on the surface of your bones, thinning of bones, reduced bone density [osteoporosis], premature stop of bone growth) and calcifications in soft tissues (ligaments and tendons) (see “Warnings and precautions”).
• increased retention of water in the body (oedema)
• sensation of heat
• changed sense of taste
• headache.

Rare side effects (affecting 1 to 10 of 10,000 patients treated)
• increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, as a result of which sunburn can occur after only a brief exposure to the sun
• inflammations or ulcers of the cornea
• gastro-intestinal troubles (e.g. nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, digestive disorders)
• inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) and jaundice
• increased pressure in the brain (pseudotumor cerebri). Symptoms can include severe headache, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. If you experience these symptoms immediately stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor.

Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
• A serious condition which causes the small blood vessels (capillaries) to leak (Capillary Leak Syndrome/Retinoic Acid Syndrome). This can lead to severe hypotension (low blood pressure), oedema (build up of fluid leading to swelling) and shock (collapse).
• A serious skin reaction with symptoms such as rash, blistering or peeling of the skin (Exfoliative dermatitis).
• Loss of eyelashes or eyebrows (madarosis).
• Immediate allergic reaction with symptoms such as skin rash, swelling or itching of the skin, red and swollen eyes, severe nasal congestion, asthma or wheezing. The reaction can be minor to life-threatening.

Other side effects observed during treatment with Acitretin
• increased occurrence of vaginal infection (also known as Candida or thrush)
• increased levels of liver enzymes
• increased levels of fats and cholesterol in the blood. These changes are particularly seen in patients with a disposition to increased fatty acid levels, (diabetes, obesity, alcohol misuse or disturbance of fat metabolism), but they are not of a lasting nature and may be treated by dietary means. However, potential arterial stenosis (when the carotid arteries become narrow or blocked) due to the increased fatty acid and cholesterol levels cannot be excluded.

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to Store Soriatane

Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use the medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original package, in order to protect from moisture. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Fast Shipping

Fast Shippings

2 to 3 weeks on average

The average shipping time is 2 weeks in North America and 4 weeks internationally. We offer free shipping on all orders shipped to North America. Shipping is a flat rate of $20.00 for all other countries.

Price Match Guarantee

Price Match Guarantees

If you have been prescribed medication by your doctor and cannot afford the high price at your local pharmacy, Medix Pharmacy is the solution for you. All orders are backed with a price match and satisfaction guarantee.

Your Trusted Pharmacy Referral Service

Medix Pharmacy is an international pharmacy referral service. With a network of licensed pharmacy partners in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, we are able to help you lower the costs of your medications.

Our pharmacy partners are all thoroughly vetted and qualified to ensure that the medication you receive is cost effective, safe and effective. Because we only work with licensed pharmacies, you can rest assured that your medication is safe, effective, and genuine.

  • Free standard delivery to your door, to any international address
  • Option to add Tracked Deliveries
  • Handy reminders to re-order so you do not run out
  • Professional & Knowledgeable Customer Services Team
  • Save time, with no need for repeated trips to your physician or local drugstore

With a dedicated customer service team, free standard shipping, and a record of providing significant saving for our customers, we believe that you do not need to compromise quality or safety in your search for value.

If you are unable to find your prescribed medicine on our website, please fill out the form below and we will confirm pricing and availability within 1 business day. You may also call us at 1-866-500-6633 and one of our patient care representatives will be happy to assist you.