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9-cis-retinoic acid
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Description

Alitretinoin is a prescription medication used to treat severe cases of chronic hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis). It is a retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A. Alitretinoin works by reducing inflammation and slowing down the production of skin cells.

Common side effects of alitretinoin include dry skin, itching, redness, burning, and peeling. Other side effects may include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Brand names associated with alitretinoin include Panretin, Toctino, and Alitretinoin.

Synonyms
  • alitretinoin
Classifications
  • antineoplastic
  • retinoid

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