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Side effect(s) of Bexarotene

Read the side effects of Bexarotene as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common - Underactive thyroid, headache, weakness, rash, anemia, nausea, infection, swelling in the extremities, abdominal pain, dry skin, diarrhea, fatigue/lethargy, liver function test abnormalities, muscle spasm and confusion.

Body as a Whole - Chills, chest pain, sepsis and yeast infections.

Heart - Bleeding, high blood pressure, heart failure, fainting and fast heart rate.

Gastrointestinal - Constipation, dry mouth, flatulence, intestinal inflammation, indigestion, gum inflammation, liver failure and blood in stool.

Blood - Eosinophilia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

Metabolic - Increased level of blood cholesterol and sugar and changes in weight.

Musculoskeletal - Joint pain, muscle pain and bone pain.

Central Nervous System - Depression, agitation, incoordination, stroke, dizziness, sensory loss and nerve disease.

Respiratory - Inflammation of pharynx, lung, difficulty in breathing, lung infection, increased cough, lung swelling, blood-stained sputum and oxygen deficiency.

Skin - Skin ulcer, pimples, hair loss, skin scar and normal drainage from a healing wound.

Eye and ENT - Dry eyes, eye inflammation, ear pain, ear infection and visual defect.

Genitourinary - Blood in urine, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, urinary urgency, painful urination, abnormal kidney function and breast pain.

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Bexarotene

Bexarotene(Targretin) generic is an oral antineoplastic agent, prescribed for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL, a type of skin cancer), lung cancer, breast cancer and Kaposi's sarcoma. It inhibits growth of cancer cells.
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