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

What is Bexarotene (Systemic)?

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• This medicine is used to treat lymphoma.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• 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.

• Avoid other sources of vitamin A.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• 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...