General English name: Bexarotene
Application: Cutaneous lymphoma of T cells
Bexarotene drug information
Medication Information: T-cell skin lymphoma is a disease in which white blood cells, called T cells, become cancerous and grow uncontrollably, generally causing itching, scaling of areas of the skin. Bexarotene reduces the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is prescribed when other medicines are not helpful in treating this disease.
Contraindications to the use of bexaruten
Pay attention to the expiration date of Baxaroten and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug Interaction Baxarotene
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Bexarotene can cause serious side effects if used with gemfibrozil. If you are currently taking gemfibrozil, talk to your doctor before starting to take bexarotene.
Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist, especially medicines such as tamoxifen, vitamins and supplements containing Vitamin A, drugs that affect liver enzymes that affect the elimination of bexaruten from the body (for example, azole antifungals such as itraconazole / ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics such as clarithromycin, clarithromycin (clarithromycin) (cimetidine), rifamycins (including rifabutin), St. John’s wort, some anticonvulsants such as phenytoin / phenobarbital.
Bexarotene may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. This can lead to pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about a reliable way to control pregnancy.
Bexarotene may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including CA-125 levels) and cause erroneous results. Tell your doctor or nurse that you have taken this medicine before the test.
Tips to consider before taking bexarotene
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking bexarotene.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have any infection or disease.
- If you have any liver problems.
- If you have a specific fat disorder (such as high cholesterol and triglycerides).
- If you have hypothyroidism.
- If you have pancreatitis
- If your doctor tells you that your body needs too much vitamin A.
- If you have porphyria (a rare inherited blood disorder).
- If you are taking other medicines. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you are allergic to any medicine.
Possible side effects of bexaruten
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed
Feeling tired and weak, headache, pain, itchy skin, redness of the skin, thyroid disorders and fat disorders
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of bexarotene.
How to store Baxarotene
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.