Prescribing Information for Canadian Physicians
Soriatane® (acitretin) is a type of medicine known as a retinoid. Retinoids have a structure similar to vitamin A and are involved in the normal growth of skin cells. Soriatane® is indicated for the treatment for severe psoriasis (includes erythrodermic and pustular types) and other disorders of keratinization. Due to the risk of severe birth defects, Soriatane® should not be used in patients of reproductive potential.
Soriatane®, a prescription medication, works by inhibiting the excessive cell growth and keratinisation (process by which skin cells become thickened due to the deposition of a protein within them) seen in psoriasis. It therefore reduces the thickening of the skin, plaque formation and scaling.
For information on side effects, warnings, precautions, interactions and proper use of this medicine, please refer to the Patient Brochure or Consumer Information
section or consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
Psoriasis Society of Canada