What is Bexarotene?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Targretin Bexatorene topical

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Bexarotene is an anti-cancer treatment used in the treatment of cutaneous manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It is available in an oral or topical formulation.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bexarotene

Side effect Patients
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) 1
Itchy all over 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1
Skin tenderness 1

Why patients stopped taking Bexarotene

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Bexarotene

Duration

Stopped taking Bexarotene

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Bexarotene and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Vorinostat (Zolinza) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bexarotene.