Acitretin

In the US, Acitretin (acitretin systemic) is a member of the drug class antipsoriatics and is used to treat Pityriasis rubra pilaris, Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.

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UK matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

D05BB02

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0055079-83-9

Chemical Formula

C21-H26-O3

Molecular Weight

326

Therapeutic Categories

Antipsoriatic

Retinoid

Chemical Name

(all-E)-9-(4-methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,7-dimethyl-2,4,6,8-nonatetraenoic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acitretinum (Latin)
  • Acitretin (German)
  • Acitrétine (French)
  • Acitretina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acitretin (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Acitrétine (OS: DCF)
  • Etretin (IS)
  • Ro 10-1670 (IS: Roche)
  • Acitretin (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Acitrétine (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Acitretinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Aceret
    Glenmark, India
  • Acetec
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Acitretina IFC
    IFC Skincare Portugal, Portugal
  • Acitrexol
    AC Farma, Peru
  • Fang Xi
    Huabang Medical & Chemical, China
  • Neotigason
    Actavis, Austria; Actavis, Australia; Actavis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Actavis, Switzerland; Actavis, Cyprus; Actavis, Czech Republic; Actavis, Germany; Actavis, Denmark; Actavis, Algeria; Actavis, Spain; Actavis, Finland; Actavis, United Kingdom; Actavis, Greece; Actavis, Hungary; Actavis, Ireland; Actavis, Israel; Actavis, Iraq; Actavis, Iceland; Actavis, Jamaica; Actavis, Kenya; Actavis, Luxembourg; Actavis, Latvia; Actavis, Moldova; Actavis, Malta; Actavis, Mexico; Actavis, Nigeria; Actavis, Norway; Actavis, Portugal; Actavis, Romania; Actavis, Serbia; Actavis, Sudan; Actavis, Sweden; Actavis, Slovenia; Actavis, Turkey; Actavis, Trinidad & Tobago; Actavis, Uruguay; Actavis, Venezuela; Actavis Group, Netherlands; Actavis Group, Poland; Actavis Italy, Italy; Agmar, Croatia (Hrvatska); Cenexi, Estonia; Chong Kun Dang, South Korea; EU-Pharma, Netherlands; Eureco, Netherlands; Euro, Netherlands; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand; Pascual, Philippines; Patheon, Taiwan; Roche, Bulgaria; Roche, Brazil; Roche, China; Roche, Ecuador; Roche, Lithuania; Roche, Peru; Roche, Tunisia; Roche, South Africa; Royal Pharma, Chile; Sandoz, Argentina
  • Neo-Tigason
    Pit, Belgium
  • Neotigazone
    Patheon, Oman
  • Soriatane
    Actavis, Canada; Actavis, France; Connetics, United States; Stiefel, United States

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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