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Generic name: alitretinoin


What it does:
Provides topical treatment for KS lesions

Traditional dosage:
This topical gel should initially be applied twice a day to KS lesions, with frequency increased to three or four times a day, depending on tolerance, or reduced if skin is irritated or if there is a toxic reaction. Apply enough to cover the lesion thoroughly, but avoid getting on normal skin surrounding the lesion, and allow the gel to dry before covering the skin with clothing. Treatment can continue as long as needed

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Avoid using with products that contain DEET, a common ingredient of insect repellents. Minimize skin’s exposure to sun.

Side effects:
Most serious: toxic skin reactions
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