|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Targretin®|
|How the drug is given||Capsules taken by mouth or a gel applied to the skin|
Bexarotene is FDA approved to treat people who have skin problems arising from cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in patients who are refractory for at least one prior systemic therapy. It may be used after other drugs have been tried and the tumor is still
Side effects needing medical attention:(Note: When this medication is applied to the skin, these side effects are less common.) Bloating or swelling of face, hands, lower legs and/or feet; chills, fever or general feeling of discomfort or illness; decreased urination or painful or difficult urination; lack or loss of strength; rapid or unusual weight gain; tingling or ?pins and needles? sensation; sore throat; swollen, painful or tender lymph glands in neck, armpit or groin; unusual bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; abnormal or excessive sweating; blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, flaking, itching, rash, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or sticky or tacky sensation of the skin; swelling or thickening of skin or lesion; headache; increased cough.