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Etretinate Brand names, Etretinate Analogs

Etretinate Brand Names Mixture

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Etretinate Synthesis Reference

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Etretinate Molecular Weight

354.483 g/mol

Etretinate Melting Point

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Etretinate H2O Solubility

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Etretinate Indication

For the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults.

Etretinate Pharmacology

The active metabolite responsible for etretinate's effects, acitretin, is a retinoid. Retinoids have a structure similar to vitamin A and are involved in the normal growth of skin cells. Acitretin works by inhibiting the excessive cell growth and keratinisation (process by which skin cells become thickened due to the deposition of a protein within them) seen in psoriasis. It therefore reduces the thickening of the skin, plaque formation and scaling.

Etretinate Absorption

Absorbed in the small intestine. Studies in normal volunteers indicate that the absorption of etretinate is greater in patients consuming whole milk or a high-fat diet than in patients in a fasting state.

Etretinate side effects and Toxicity

Symptoms of overdose include headache and vertigo.

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Etretinate Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals