Acitretin

It is a metabolite of etretinate, which was used prior to the introduction of acitretin. Etretinate was discontinued because it had a narrow therapeutic index as well as a long elimination half-life (t1/2=120 days), making dosing difficult. In contrast, acitretin`s half-life is approximately 2 days. However, because acitretin can be reverse metab....
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acitretin

<chemical> 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. ... Pharmacological action: keratolytic agents. ... Chemical name: 2,4,6,8-Nonatetraenoic acid, 9-(4-methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,7-dimethyl-, (all-E)- ...
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acitretin

(as″e-tret┬┤in) a second generation retinoid used in treatment of severe psoriasis; administered orally.
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acitretin

A substance that is used in the prevention of cancer and in the treatment of psoriasis. It belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids.
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