Alitretinoin

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Pronounced

"AL-i-TRET-i-noyn"

Common brand names:

Toctino

Uses

This medication is used in adults to treat severe hand eczema that has not improved with other treatments (such as corticosteroids applied to the skin). Alitretinoin belongs to a class of drugs known as retinoids, which are related to vitamin A. It works by decreasing the production of certain substances that cause skin inflammation.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking alitretinoin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with a meal.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. It may take up to 2 months to notice improvement.

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