* Used to treat psoriasis. Acitretin is also used occasional to treat other skin diseases such as hand dermatitis, lichen planus, ichthyosis, warts, and solar keratoses.
Acitretin (Brand name Soriatane) is a retinoid used in the treatment of severe resistant psoriasis. It works by slowing down the proliferation of skin cells, and has been proven effective in about half of patients, with improvement starting to show two weeks after treatment, although it may take 2 to 3 months for the full benefit to take effect. In fact,