OTHER LESS COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:
Other less common side effects include:
- Water retention
- Increased appetite
- Possible serious side effects include:
- Birth defects
- Liver toxicity
- Xerophthalmia (dry eyes)
- Pseudotumor cerebri (increased pressure of the fluid in the brain)
- Skeletal abnormalities
Since acitretin can cause liver damage, liver function tests should be performed before treatment at 1- to 2-week intervals until stable, and thereafter at intervals as clinically needed
PREPARATIONS: Capsule: 10 and 25 mg
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