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Acitretin (generic) belongs to a classification of medication known as retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A. This medication’s intended use is to provide treatment for symptoms associated with psoriasis in adults. It is not a cure for psoriasis and symptoms may re-emerge once treatment has stopped.
Acitretin is a prescription medication and should be taken strictly according to the instructions provided by your doctor. Do not attempt to take more or less of or for longer than what was recommended for you. This medication should be taken with food, and you should not stop treatment unless explicitly instructed by your doctor, even if you do not notice any significant improvements to your symptoms.
To make sure the use of Acitretin is right for you, discuss with your doctor regarding your medical history, especially if you have severe liver disease, kidney disease, high levels of triglycerides, are pregnant or breastfeeding, using methotrexate, or using a tetracycline antibiotic.
Acitretin is not safe to be used by women who are currently pregnant or may be pregnant within three years after stopping treatment. This medication may potentially cause severe birth defects, so proper use of contraception is highly recommended.
Acitretin is also known to excrete into breast milk and may potentially cause serious side effects in your child. Do not breast-feed during your treatment with acitretin.
The use of any prescription medication comes with the potential risks of experiencing minor to major side effects. Some common side effects of acitretin may include:
Itchy, dry, or scaly skin
Peeling skin on your hands and feet
Dry or runny nose
Some more uncommon and serious side effects of acitretin may occur and should be reported to your doctor immediately. These may include:
Serious mood changes
Heart attack or stroke symptoms
High blood sugar
Uncomfortable pressure inside your skull
Complications with your bones or muscles
Severe skin issues
Signs of a blood vessel problem
Will I be able to donate blood while taking acitretin?
Unfortunately, no. Acitretin will be in your blood, and if given to women who are pregnant, it could cause severe birth defects in their unborn child. It is recommended to wait at least three years after stopping your treatment with acitretin before donating blood.
How should I store my acitretin when I’m not using the medication?
It is recommended to store your acitretin in a dark, dry, and cool environment safely out of reach of young children and pets.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that not all medications, including any referenced on this page, are dispensed from our affiliated Canadian pharmacy. The medications in your order may be filled and shipped from an approved International fulfillment center located in a country other than Canada. In addition to dispensing medications from our Canadian pharmacy, medication orders are also filled and shipped from international fulfillment centers that are approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries. Medication orders are filled and shipped from approved fulfillment centers around the world including, but not limited to, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, Mauritius, India, Australia, and the United States. The items in your order may be filled and shipped from any one of the above jurisdictions. The products are sourced from various countries including, but not limited to, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Australia, and the United States. All of our affiliated fulfillment centers have been approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries.
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What's the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
What's the difference between the branded products you sell and the ones I get locally?
The branded drugs we sell are chemically and therapeutically no different from the ones you get in your local pharmacy. They both generally come from the same exact manufacturer. Generally, the main difference* is in the packaging and the price. Our packaging may be different from what you get locally, but we're also much cheaper.
* Other differences may include differences in trade name, form, and general appearance.
Why are there packaging differences?
Due to differences in government regulation, different countries have different packaging requirements. For example, a product in Canada (or any other country) will have different packaging than the same product in the US even though both drugs are chemically and therapeutically equivalent and are generally manufactured by the same exact company.
Why are your drugs so much cheaper?
Due to government price controls, medications from Canada and many other countries are often significantly cheaper than in the United States. Also, other countries may have more affordable generic versions of drugs, which may not yet be available in the US.