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Acitretin Alcohol interaction speaks to Acitretin Alcohol effects and Acitretin and Alcohol.
Acitretin is the generic name for the drug also sold under the brand name of Soriatane.
This drug is known as an Antipsoriatic type drug and is prescribed for severe psoriasis and also a variety of other skin conditions.
No alcohol, not even moderate consumption is advised when taking Acitretin as it may influence side effects and behavior of the drug. Wait two months after the cessation of treatment before drinking alcohol.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol, that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
This drug should not be used if you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant.
Avoid exposure to excessive sunlight
Common Side Effects
Hair loss, peeling skin, inflammation of the lips, dry eyes, chills, stiffness, dry skin, fingernail problems, itching, rash, tingling in the hands or feet, increased sensory awareness, loss of some sections of skin, sticky skin and runny nose.
Less Common Side Effects
Drying and thickening of eye tissues, eye irritation, eyebrow or eyelash loss, changes in appetite, swelling, fatigue, hot flashes, flushing, sinus irritation, headache, pain, Bell’s Palsey, crusting of the eyelids, blurred vision, conjunctivitis, double vision, itchy eyes or eyelids, cataracts, swelling inside the eye, sensitive to light, dry mouth, nosebleeds, joint pain and worsening of existing spinal problems.
Rare Side Effects
Unusual skin odour, changes in hair texture, sweating, large blisters, cold or clammy skin, skin irritation, skin infection, bleeding or clotting under the skin, skin irritation, skin infection, cracks in the skin, seborrhea, sunburn, blurred or abnormal vision, poor night vision, eye pain, sensitive to light, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, tongue problems, gum irritation or bleeding,, increased salivation, mouth sores, thirst, arthritis, back pain, bone pain, muscle stiffness, muscle ache, bone spurs in arm and leg joints, depression, sleepless, tired, earache, change in sense of taste and ringing or buzzing in the ears.