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Alitretinoin Side Effects and Warnings

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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not donate blood while using this medicine.

• Do not use this medicine with insect repellents that contain N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET).

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid other sources of vitamin A.

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• Limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Use birth control that you can trust 1 month before treatment starts, during treatment, and for at least 1 month after treatment ends.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe skin irritation.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.



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