Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-lilke Agents are used in the treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Retinoid-lilke Agents

Retinoids are the most active agents in MDS. Vitamin D-3 also has activity but is not of clinically significant value.

Isotretinoin or 13 cis-retinoic acid (Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Zenatane, Myorisan)

This agent is the most active among retinoids. This form of therapy is not generally accepted as standard therapy.


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