Toctino capsules contain the generic ingredient alitretinoin, which is a retinoid used to treat severe, long-lasting hand eczema in patients over the age of 18 years.
Your doctor may have prescribed Toctino after other treatments, including steroids, have not worked effectively. Unlike topical treatments, Toctino comes in a capsule which is taken orally each day for several months to reduce eczematous lesions.
Toctino is thought to work by reducing skin cell turnover as well as helping to reduce skin inflammation. People with dry, scaly, thickened areas of skin are more likely to respond to this medicine than patients with moist and weeping blisters on the skin.
The usual duration of treatment is 12 to 24 weeks. If you are a woman of child bearing potential, your doctor may want to see you each month while taking Toctino. The usual starting dose is 30mg per day, but it may be reduced to 10mg to decrease side effects. Take Toctino at the same time each day with food. Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush or dissolve it.
These may not be all the side effects of Toctino 30mg.
Toctino can cause birth defects. It is important that you do not take this medication if you are pregnant, can become pregnant or are breastfeeding. If you have hypertension, have high cholesterol, have thyroid disease, have liver disease, are taking a type of antibiotic called tetracycline, have severe kidney disease or have very high levels of vitamin A in your body, you should not use Toctino.
You must have two negative pregnancy tests at least three weeks apart before you start taking Toctino. While taking this medication, do not donate blood. If you develop dry eyes, you may need to add lubricating eye drops. Your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight, so minimize your exposure to sun or sun lamps. Toctino can cause muscle and joint pain so reduce any vigorous physical activity.
Store Toctino at room temperature. It is recommended to keep the blister packs in the cardboard box to protect them from light. Keep out of reach of children.
Eczema is a skin disorder characterized by areas of itchy, inflamed skin. Symptoms include red, itchy, and swollen areas on the skin. Sometimes there are fluid-filled bumps that ooze and crust. Often there is thickening of the skin around joints such as the elbow, behind the knees and in front of the ankles. Eczema can cause splits in the skin (fissures) because the thickened skin is unable to bend as it would normally. Eczema is usually persistent and has no cure. You may need to try several treatments over the years to manage the symptoms, including creams to repair the skin and drugs to fight infections. In order to minimize inflammation, try using gentle soaps, taking shorter showers and moisturizing frequently.
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