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Soriatane (Acitretin)

Also Known as Neotigason

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Soriatane is used to help relieve and control severe skin disorders, such as severe psoriasis.

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FDA approved


Approximately 60% (with food)

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Prescription only

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Elimination half-life

49 hours (range 23–96 hours)

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Capsules: 10 mg, 25 mg

Pregnancy advice

Contraindicated; known teratogen


Soriatane, Neotigason

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SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes chapped, red or swollen lips, difficulty in wearing contact lenses, dryness of eyes, dry or runny nose, increased ability to sunburn, increased amount of ear wax, itchy skin, nosebleeds, irritation in mouth or swollen gums, loss of hair, scaling and peeling of eyelids, fingertips, palms and soles of feet, sticky skin and unusual thirst.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Soriatane (Acitretin)

What is Soriatane?

Soriatane is a drug called acitretin. It treats severe psoriasis in adults, but it's not a cure and psoriasis may come back after stopping.

What does acitretin do to the body?

Acitretin is like vitamin A and helps normal skin cell growth. It stops skin cells from growing too much.

What are the most common side effects of acitretin?

The usual side effects are dry lips, peeling skin, and higher cholesterol. Others include dry mouth, itchy or scaly skin, weak nails, fragile skin, peeling on hands and feet, hair loss, dry eyes, trouble with contact lenses, dry or runny nose, nosebleeds, or joint pain.

Is acitretin a high-risk medication?

Yes, it's risky. It can cause birth defects, liver problems, and inflammation. Pregnant women should avoid it.

Does acitretin cause weight gain?

It's not common, but some may have more appetite or gain weight.

Can acitretin damage the liver?

Yes, it can cause liver issues like abnormal tests and inflammation.

How common is hair loss with acitretin?

Around half of patients experience hair loss while taking it.

What foods should you avoid when taking acitretin?

Avoid alcohol in food, drinks, or meds while taking acitretin and for two months after.

Who should not take acitretin?

Women who can get pregnant shouldn't use it unless other treatments failed. It's risky during pregnancy because it can cause birth defects.

How long can you stay on acitretin?

Usually up to six months, sometimes longer. Some may need it now and then, others long-term.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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