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- n. A drug formerly used to treat severe psoriasis.
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The most effective medication for treating pustular psoriasis is etretinate.
In the early 1980s, reports demonstrated the efficacy of the second-generation retinoids etretinate and its derivative acitretin, in the treatment psoriasis.
Although etretinate is no longer available in the US due to its lipophilia and protracted adverse effects, acitretin has a shorter half life and remains an important therapy in psoriasis.
Acitretin was implemented in the U.S. market as a safer version of etretinate, which was removed from U.S. markets due to the drug’s harmful effects on pregnancies.
(specifically EPA) to the drug therapy etretinate (Tegison) and topical corticosteroids may improve symptoms of psoriasis.