Alitretinoin


BCM | Alitretinoin (Medication)


Desc:

Alitretinoin is a topical retinoid. Alitretinoin affects the growth and development of skin cells. Alitretinoin topical is used to treat skin lesions caused by AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.

This medication is used to treat skin sores in patients with a certain type of AIDS-related cancer (Kaposi's sarcoma). Alitretinoin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells. ...

Side Effect:

Redness, rash, pain, burning, itching, stinging, or tingling at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:blistering/crusting/oozing/peeling of the skin, severe burning/stinging of the skin, swelling of the skin.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...

Precaution:

Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have a certain type of cancer (skin T-cell lymphoma).

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...