One size capsule – 10mg, do not crush chew or dissolve capsules. Protect from light.
Take ATRA with food.
It also is used as a lotion (topical) for patients with acne and certain rashes.
The amount of ATRA you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer you have. Your doctor will determine your dosage and schedule.
Headache, dizziness, fever, weakness, tiredness, dry mouth, dry skin, other skin changes, thinning hair, nausea, vomiting, itching, bone pain, mouth sores, increased sweating, and earache may occur.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, hearing problems (e.g., hearing loss), signs of kidney problems, mental/mood changes, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat.