Which medications in the drug class Retinoids are used in the treatment of Vesicular Palmoplantar Eczema?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Dunkley, MD, MHSc, CCFP; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Retinoids

Alitretinoin topical (Panretin)

Alitretinoin is a retinoic acid derivative. Its mechanism of action is thought to be through modulation of the immune system with reduction of inflammatory mediators involved in eczematous reactions. Alitretinoin is category X in pregnancy. Patients should avoid becoming pregnant for up to 2 years after drug administration.


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