bexarotene (generic name)

It is used to treat the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
(bexs AIR oh teen)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • back or stomach pain
  • feel unusually cold
  • nausea and vomiting
  • rash
  • signs and symptoms of an infection such as fever or chills
  • tiredness or weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dry skin
  • hair loss
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F). Protect from heat and moisture. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: March 18, 2009
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