Acitretin is a retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A. Acitretin is used to treat severe psoriasis in adults. Acitretin is not a cure for psoriasis, and you may relapse after you stop taking this medication. Acitretin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Soriatane generic name acitretin belongs to a class of drugs known as Antipsoriatics. Soriatane is used for treating severe psoriasis in patients. Soriatane is a vitamin A derivative retinoid. It is however unclear how Soriatane works in the body to achieve its effectiveness. Patients who are allergic to any ingredient that is found in Soriatane like tretinoin should avoid using it.