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APL is a disease of too many white blood cells that do not mature or function properly.
Further treatment after remission will be determined by your doctor.
Retin-A helps to reverse symptoms of APL such as infections, tiredness, and bleeding.
Retin-A is prescribed in the treatment of acne.
Retin-A is prescribed to lessen the signs and severity of this disease (induce remission).
Retin-A is related to vitamin A.
Retin-A works by promoting the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood.
Retin-A is prescribed with other medications (e.g., chemotherapy) to treat a certain type of cancer of the white blood cells (APL-acute promyelocytic leukemia).
You must avoid using Retin-A on:
- Broken skin or on skin areas;
Retin-A side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Bone pain;
- Change in the amount of urine;
- Chest pain;
- Dark urine;
- Dry mouth;
- Dry skin;
- Fast/slow/irregular heartbeat;
- Hearing loss;
- Hearing problems;
- Increased sweating;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Jaw/left arm pain;
- Mental/mood changes;
- Mouth sores;
- Other skin changes;
- Pain/redness/swelling of arms/legs;
- Persistent nausea/vomiting;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe headache;
- Slurred speech;
- Stomach/abdominal pain;
- Thinning hair;
- Trouble breathing;
- Vision changes;
- Weakness on one side of the body;
- Yellowing eyes/skin;