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Targretin Gel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
- What are the possible side effects of bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
- How should I use bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Targretin Gel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Targretin Gel)?
- What should I avoid while using bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
- What other drugs will affect bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Targretin Gel)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Targretin Gel)?
An overdose of bexarotene topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
Do not use insect repellents or other products that contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) while using bexarotene topical. Bexarotene may increase DEET toxicity, which could be dangerous.
Avoid taking a vitamin A supplement without your doctor's advice. Use only the amount your doctor recommends.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, or nose. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with bexarotene topical unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied bexarotene topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about bexarotene topical written for health professionals that you may read.
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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Additional Targretin Gel Information
- Targretin Gel Drug Interactions Center: bexarotene top
- Targretin Gel Side Effects Center
- Targretin Gel FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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