Read the side effects of Acitretin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Hypervitaminosis A syndrome (Excess intake of Vitamin A).
Heart attack, clots in blood vessels and stroke.
Central Nervous System
Headache, shakiness, sleeplessness, aggressive feelings and/or suicidal thoughts and depression.
Dry mouth, increased thirst, taste changes, nausea, vomiting, inflammation of the pancreas and lower stomach pain.
Rash, sweating, itching, scaling, dryness, thinning, dry or chapped lips, damage of skin, abnormal skin odor, hair loss and nail damage.
Vulvo-vaginal infection due to fungal infection.
Allergic reaction includes: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness and trouble in breathing.
Fever, chills, dark urine and peeling of skin.
Sunburn, jaundice and liver toxicity.
Other Precautions :
*Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
* Do not double the dose to catch up missed dosage.