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Targretin Gel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Targretin Gel)?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next application, skip the missed application and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose.Do Not apply a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose (Targretin Gel)?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, or if bexarotene topical has been ingested, call an emergency room or poison control center near you.

What should I avoid while using bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?

Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light (e.g. sunlamps). Bexarotene topical may increase the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposure to the sun is unavoidable.

Do not use bandages, dressings, or other coverings, other than loose clothing, that block the flow of air to the treated area.

Wait for at least 3 hours after applying bexarotene topical before bathing, showering, or swimming.

Avoid scratching the treated areas.

Vitamin A may increase side effects when using bexarotene topical. Limit your use of vitamin A supplements to not more than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 4000 to 5000 International Units (IU) a day.

Do not use insect repellents or other products that contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) while using bexarotene topical. Bexarotene topical may increase DEET toxicity, which could be dangerous.

Avoid using other topical products on the affected area at the same time as bexarotene topical unless otherwise directed by your doctor. These products may interfere with the effects or absorption of bexarotene topical.

The Targretin Topical gel brand of bexarotene topical contains alcohol and should be kept away from open flames.

What other drugs will affect bexarotene topical (Targretin Gel)?

Vitamin A my increase side effects when using bexarotene topical. Limit your use of vitamin A supplements to not more than 15, 000 units (IU) a day.

Do not use insect repellents or other products that contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) while using bexarotene topical. Bexarotene topical may increase DEET toxicity, which could be dangerous.

Avoid using other topical products on the affected area at the same time as bexarotene topical unless otherwise directed by your doctor. These products may interfere with the effects or

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with bexarotene topical. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

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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