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anonymous avatar Carenity Member
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Has Anybody been prescribed Acitretin for their psoriasis? I have just been prescribed it and the side effects quite scare me!! 

Has anyone had any problems? 

Beginning of the discussion - 5/26/18

ACITRETIN

anonymous avatar Carenity Member
Posted on
Good advisor

yes i have previously been given Acitretin and your right the side effects are scary but managable if you do get the side effects  have a word with your dermatologist he might prescribe one of the others to be honest i was on it for a few months and it worked well  but over  that time my psoriasis built up an immunity to it so i was changed on to cyclosporrin which also worked for a number of years but again i built up a immunity to it and so they put me on methotrexate if you only have little patches of psoriasis i can recommend Enstilar it is a foam treatment that comes ina spray can .

ACITRETIN

anonymous avatar Carenity Member
Posted on

I have it on the soles of my feet only !! Day 2 on acitretin! Went to bed with a headache last night  (may have been a coincidence!!) my husband has the spray that you mentioned!! 

ACITRETIN

anonymous avatar Carenity Member
Posted on
Good advisor

yes it is a good way of treating it with the spray maybe if the acitretin is giving you head aches or a dry mouth and lips you can mention it to your dermatologist .

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