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What are the side effects of acitretin?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Acitretin can cause hormonal contraceptive methods to fail. If you take acitretin, you should consider using an alternative method of contraception.

If you are taking methotrexate, acitretin can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you are taking a tetracycline antibiotic, acitretin can lead to side effects and should be avoided. 

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