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Acitretin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Neotigason

Acitretin - Handling

How should I handle Acitretin safely?

Acitretin - Storage

How should I store Acitretin?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

How should I dispose of Acitretin safely?

​Pack acitretin into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.

Acitretin - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

Some of these side effects include:

  • Liver problem: Signs include dark urine or light coloured stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellowing of your eyes or skin
  • Low mood (depression)
  • Blurred vision or change in vision    
  • Severe headache
  • Nausea
  • Severe backache
  • Hair loss     

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

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