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Alitretinoin (On the skin)

Treats skin sores caused by Kaposi sarcoma.

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Alitretinoin is used as a topical treatment for cutaneous AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma in cases when there is no need for oral or intravenous medication. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Panretin
Drug classes About this
Dermatological Agent

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Evidence reviews

Use of topical tretinoin and the development of noncutaneous adverse events: evidence from a systematic review of the literature

BACKGROUND: Topical retinoids have been in clinical use for the treatment of chronic skin conditions, including acne, photodamage, and psoriasis, for 30 years.

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