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Author: Anoma Ranaweera B.V. Sc; PhD (Clinical Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, UK), 2013.
Alitretinoin is a first generation member of the retinoid family, which also includes retinol, retinal, tretinoin, isotretinoin and acitretin. The retinoids are all related to Vitamin A. Alitretinoin is not yet available in New Zealand.
Adverse events related to the use of alitretinoin gel in patients with AIDS-related KS occurr almost exclusively at the site of application. These include:
The safety and effectiveness of alitretinoin have not been established in children.
The safety and efficacy of alitretinoin in patients aged 65 years and older have not been assessed.
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