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Generic Name
Acitretin
Trade Name
Neotigason
Manufacturer
Roche
Risk Category
X
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic antipsoriatic and keratinization stabilizing agent used in the treatment of severe psoriasis, erythroderma, and ichthyosis.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic and contraindicated in humans causing anophthalmia, cardiac defects, microcephalus and several musculoskeletal abnormalities.
  • Effective contraception is mandatory during treatment and for 3 years after discontinuation of the drug.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted in breast milk.
  • Breast feeding is not recommended due to the potential risks on the nursing body.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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