alitretinoin gel - topical, Panretin (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using alitretinoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other retinoids (e.g., tretinoin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: 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.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following products because very serious interactions may occur: products containing DEET (e.g., some insect repellents).If you are currently using the products listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting alitretinoin.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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