Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Panretin (generic name: alitretinoin) is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug used to treat skin wounds in people with Kaposi’s sarcoma. It works by stopping the growth of Kaposi’s sarcoma cells. This drug comes in the form of a gel, and is typically applied directly to the lesions twice a day. Avoid being exposed to sunlight for a long period and wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen when using the drug, as it makes your skin sensitive to sunlight.
Panretin controls the Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions but does not cure them. Moreover, it will take a minimum of two weeks of Panretin use before its benefit can be seen. For some patients, it may take eight to 14 weeks for the results to be evident.
Before using Panretin, tell the doctor:
The possible side effects of Panretin include the following:
Get immediate medical help if you experience any of the side effects mentioned above.
Panretin also commonly causes the following side effects:
The main body system harmed by Panretin is the integumentary system.
The following foods may prevent the skin problems caused by Panretin:
Dryness of the skin, a common side effect of Panretin, can be treated naturally with the help of coconut oil, petroleum jelly, oatmeal baths, and antioxidant- and omega-3-rich foods.
Panretin (generic name: alitretinoin) is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug used to treat skin wounds in people with Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Panretin causes an allergic reaction, severe swelling of treated skin areas, peeling or scaly skin, scabbing or crusting of the skin, or blistering or oozing of the treated skin.
Panretin can also make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
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