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Eisai Medical Research Inc.
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Targretin is used to treat skin problems from a disease called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or CTCL. Your doctor must supervise the use of Targretin capsules.
Precautions for Targretin
Your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight while taking this medicine. Individuals taking Targretin should minimize exposure to sunlight and not use a sunlamp.
Side Effects of Targretin
The most common side effect is an increase in blood lipids (fats in the blood). Periodic blood tests will be needed to check blood levels of lipids, including triglycerides and cholesterol. Medication may be needed to control high fat levels in the blood.
Another common side effect is underactive thyroid. Periodic blood tests will be needed to detect thyroid activity. Medication to control underactive thyroid may be necessary.
An infrequent side effect of Targretin is pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas). Symptoms of pancreatitis include persistent nausea, vomiting, and abdominal or back pain. If you develop any of these symptoms while taking Targretin, contact your doctor immediately.
Who Should Not Take Targretin
- Do not take Targretin capsules if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant.
- Do not take Targretin capsules if you are allergic to this medicine.
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