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Tretinoin is used to cause remission of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a type of blood cancer. Tretinoin is used only for remission of APL and not for continued (maintenance) treatment. Tretinoin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tretinoin can cause severe birth defects, miscarriage, or premature birth. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You will need frequent pregnancy testing before and during treatment with tretinoin.

Some people taking tretinoin develop a life-threatening condition called retinoic acid-APL syndrome. Tell your doctor right away if you have early symptoms of this syndrome: fever, shortness of breath, feeling light-headed, and/or weight gain.

You must remain under the care of a doctor while taking tretinoin.

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