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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Bexarotene?

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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.

• Avoid other sources of vitamin A if taking the oral medicine. If using the gel, you can take 4000 to 5000 units of vitamin A daily.

• 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,...