Side effect(s) of Acitretin

Read the side effects of Acitretin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Hypervitaminosis A syndrome (Excess intake of Vitamin A).

Heart- Heart attack, clots in blood vessels and stroke.

Central Nervous System- Headache, shakiness, sleeplessness, aggressive feelings and/or suicidal thoughts and depression.

Gastrointestinal- Dry mouth, increased thirst, taste changes, nausea, vomiting, inflammation of the pancreas and lower stomach pain.

Skin- Rash, sweating, itching, scaling, dryness, thinning, dry or chapped lips, damage of skin, abnormal skin odor, hair loss and nail damage.

Genitourinary- Vulvo-vaginal infection due to fungal infection.

Hypersensitivity- Allergic reaction includes: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness and trouble in breathing.

Miscellaneous- Fever, chills, dark urine and peeling of skin.

Potentially Fatal- Sunburn, jaundice and liver toxicity.


Other Precautions : *Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
* Do not double the dose to catch up missed dosage.

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