tretinoin - oral, Vesanoid (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking tretinoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to vitamin A or related drugs; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soybean, paraben preservatives), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Some people who are allergic to peanuts may also be allergic to soy. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, high cholesterol/triglycerides (blood fats).This drug may cause dizziness, severe headaches, or vision changes. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Children may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially if they are also taking tetracycline medication. Tell your doctor immediately if your child experiences severe headache, nausea/vomiting, or vision problems.Do not donate blood while you are taking this medication and for at least 1 month after you stop taking it. This will prevent the possibility of your blood being given to a pregnant woman.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk of birth defects and harm to an unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Use two effective forms of birth control together to prevent pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about reliable birth control options. (See also Warning section.)It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: vitamin A.If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting tretinoin.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs that prevent bleeding (anti-fibrinolytic drugs such as aminocaproic acid, aprotinin, tranexamic acid), hydroxyurea, ketoconazole, "mini-pill" (progesterone birth control pills that do not contain estrogen), tetracyclines, sulfisoxazole containing drugs.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.
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