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What are the types of vitamin A derivatives used to treat moderate or severe psoriasis?

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There are two types of vitamin A derivatives that treat psoriasis:

  • Acitretin (Soriatane)
  • Isotretinoin (Absorica, Amnesteem, Claravis, Myorisan, Zenatane, formerly called Accutane)

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. National Psoriasis Foundation.


Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 4, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. National Psoriasis Foundation.


Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 4, 2018

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