What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Alitretinoin?

(a li TRET i noyn)

• This medicine is used to treat skin lesions in patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.

• It may take 3 months to see the full effect.

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.

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