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Soriatane CK (acitretin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 4 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Soriatane CK (acitretin) which include:

Major

Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ acitretin

Major Drug Interaction

Using ethanol and acitretin is not recommended. Women should not drink any alcoholic beverages while taking acitretin or for 2 months after stopping treatment. Alcoholic beverages increase the risk for birth defects while taking acitretin. Acitretin ] can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects if the mother takes the medication during pregnancy. Never use acitretin if you are pregnant. Both a primary and a secondary form of birth control must be used together and for at least 3 years after stopping therapy. Talk with your doctor about other possible birth control methods while you are taking acitretin. It is important that you tell your healthcare provider about all other medications that you are using including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using your medications without talking to your doctor first.

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Major

acitretin ↔ food

Major Food Interaction

Take acitretin with food. Women must avoid all drinks, food, and medicines (including over-the-counter products) that contain alcohol while taking acitretin or for 2 months after stopping treatment. Alcoholic beverages increase the risk for birth defects while taking acitretin. Acitretin can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects if the mother takes the medication during pregnancy. Never use acitretin if you are pregnant. Both a primary and a secondary form of birth control must be used together and for at least 3 years after stopping therapy. Talk with your doctor about other possible birth control methods while you are taking acitretin. It is important that you tell your healthcare provider about all other medications that you are using including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using your medications without talking to your doctor first.

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Major

High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

acitretin - hyperlipidemia

Acitretin is contraindicated in patients with chronic abnormally elevated blood lipid values. It is recommended to evaluate lipid status in patients before initiation of therapy and periodically until the lipid response to the drug is established. Care should be taken in subjects with an increased tendency to develop hypertriglyceridemia included those with disturbances of lipid metabolism, obesity, or a familial history of these conditions. Serum lipids must be more closely monitored in high-risk patients and during long-term treatment with acitretin. Dietary modifications, reduction in dose of acitretin, or drug therapy should be employed to control significant elevations of triglycerides, and if hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL levels persist, discontinuation of acitretin should be considered.

Major

Obesity

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

acitretin - hyperlipidemia

Acitretin is contraindicated in patients with chronic abnormally elevated blood lipid values. It is recommended to evaluate lipid status in patients before initiation of therapy and periodically until the lipid response to the drug is established. Care should be taken in subjects with an increased tendency to develop hypertriglyceridemia included those with disturbances of lipid metabolism, obesity, or a familial history of these conditions. Serum lipids must be more closely monitored in high-risk patients and during long-term treatment with acitretin. Dietary modifications, reduction in dose of acitretin, or drug therapy should be employed to control significant elevations of triglycerides, and if hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL levels persist, discontinuation of acitretin should be considered.

Soriatane CK (acitretin) drug Interactions

There are 71 drug interactions with Soriatane CK (acitretin)

Soriatane CK (acitretin) disease Interactions

There are 8 disease interactions with Soriatane CK (acitretin) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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