This medication is a retinoid used in the treatment of severe psoriasis and other skin disorders in adults.
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, 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.
It is contraindicated in cases of hypersensitivity to the preparation (acitretin or excipients) or to other retinoids.