What is Neotigason (Acitretin) used for?
Neotigason (Acitretin) is an oral retinoid medication used to treat severe psoriasis or other severe skin conditions such as congenital ichthyosis or severe Darier`s disease. It operates by preventing excessive hair growth caused by these conditions to reduce inflammation, scaling, and painful sores from developing on the skin. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Neotigason (Acitretin)?
Neotigason (Acitretin) should be administered according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once each day, but your particular instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Do not open or dissolve the contents of the tablets to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Neotigason (Acitretin)?
Neotigason (Acitretin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are severe headaches, blurry vision, tingling sensations, numbness, hyperglycaemia, chest pain, fever, coughing, flu symptoms, muscle pain, mouth sores, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any serious side effects to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health problems from occurring.
Neotigason (Acitretin) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to retinoid medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have hypercholesterolaemia, high triglyceride levels, excessive vitamin A levels, reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function. Also inform your doctor if you are addicted to alcohol, obese, have lipid metabolism disorders, or diabetes as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Neotigason (Acitretin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Neotigason (Acitretin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.