Bexarotene (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Bexarotene (Topical)?

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• This medicine is used to treat lymphoma.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

• If you have high cholesterol or are taking a cholesterol-lowering agent, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

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

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

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

• If you are a male and sexually active, protect your partner from pregnancy. Use two forms of birth control...