Latest research on Acitretin

An oral retinoid effective in the treatment of psoriasis. It is the major metabolite of etretinate with the advantage of a much shorter half-life when compared with etretinate. [PubChem]

Latest findings

Ultimately, a combination of topical Fluticasone, Cyclosporine, Acitretin, oral Prednisone, and intramuscular methotrexate yielded mild to moderate improvement for periods of time. [source, 2016]
He was given topical Dexamethasone ointment twice a day and oral Acitretin 10 mg twice a day. [source, 2016]
Treatment with methotrexate and Acitretin were not tolerated or failed, and in the setting of the patient’s concomitant malignancy, sitagliptin was commenced in preference to an immunosuppressive therapy. [source, 2016]
All patients received one of the following therapies: 1) Topical treatment (corticosteroids, Vitamin D analogues, retinoids, Salicylic acid, calcineurin inhibitors), 2) phototherapy (psoralen ultraviolet A, ultraviolet-B), 3) biological drugs (etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab), 4) immunosuppressive drugs (methotrexate, Cyclosporine), or 5) oral retinoids (Acitretin). [source, 2016]
Psoriasis was defined as severe if the patient received systemic antipsoriatic treatment and/or phototherapy (e.g. phototherapy, Acitretin, methotrexate, Methoxsalen, Cyclosporine, Azathioprine, Hydroxyurea, Mycophenolate mofetil, etanercept or adalimumab) and as mild if the patient had not received such treatment. [source, 2016]
Systemic approaches used in patients with widespread disease include phototherapy, Cyclosporine, Acitretin, methotrexate, retinoids, biologic therapies, and small molecules such as apremilast [2]. [source, 2016]
Therapies for ELP include systemic corticosteroids, Cyclosporine, Azathioprine and systemic retinoids (etretinate and Acitretin). [source, 2015]
She then began Acitretin 25 mg daily for 6 months, with stabilization of the lesion and further discontinuation of therapy. [source, 2015]
Nonetheless, we cannot prove whether this was due to Acitretin or to the self-limiting nature of the disease. [source, 2015]
He had been treated with retinoid (Acitretin) and phototherapy (narrow-band ultraviolet B). [source, 2015]