Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
No - The hard capsules are taken whole once daily with meals or with milk
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special - oral suspension
Are specials or imports available?
On the Specials Tariff
5mg/ml - special
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
The medication is insoluble in water and degraded by light. Acitretin is teratogenic and therefore exposure of women of child bearing potential to the medication should be avoided. It is absolutely essential to keep to the dose of acitretin calculated by the doctor.