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A Tret 10mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction

A Tret 10mg Capsule is a medicine that is similar to vitamin A and is involved in the normal growth of skin cells. It is used in the treatment of psoriasis. It works by stopping the overgrowth and thickening of skin cells.

A Tret 10mg Capsule is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dry lips, dryness in the mouth, skin peeling, joint pain, itching, runny nose, nosebleeds, hair loss, and increased levels of blood fat. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Avoid sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Your doctor may get your regular blood tests done to monitor your liver function and the levels of fats such as cholesterol in your blood. You should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as A Tret 10mg Capsule can cause fetal abnormalities.

Uses of A Tret Capsule

Side effects of A Tret Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of A Tret

  • Dry lips
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Skin peeling
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle tightness
  • Cracked lips
  • Itching
  • Change in finger nails
  • Runny nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Hair loss
  • Increased levels of blood fat

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Skin peeling
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Joint pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Nosebleeds
    To stop a nosebleed, sit or stand upright (do not lie down). Pinch your nose just above the nostrils for a few minutes. Lean forward and breathe through your mouth. Place an icepack at the top of your nose. Get medical help if your nosebleed lasts more than 10 to 15 minutes. After a nosebleed, try not to blow your nose for 24 hours. Try to avoid hot drinks or alcohol.
  • Coping with Hair loss
    Use gentle hair products such as baby shampoo. Use a soft brush and comb gently. Avoid using hairdryers, curling tongs or hair straighteners and pat your hair dry after washing. Do not color your hair. Protect your scalp by covering your head in the sun. It is necessary to not take the stress and eat a balanced, nutritious diet as it is vital for the health of your hair.
  • Coping with Increased levels of blood fat
    Talk to your doctor about this. You may need medicines to lower the amount of cholesterol and other fats in your blood. You can help yourself in a number of ways. Eat less fatty food, especially food that contains “saturated” fat. So, try to avoid fatty meat, butter, ghee, cheese, cakes and biscuits, and food containing coconut oil or palm oil. Eat more fruits and vegetables, brown rice and bread, nuts, seeds and oily fish. Exercise more. Try walking, swimming or cycling but find something you enjoy. Stop smoking and reduce the amount of alcohol you drink. Drink plenty of water and try to get a good night’s sleep.

How to use A Tret Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. A Tret 10mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How A Tret Capsule works

A Tret 10mg Capsule is a retinoid. It has a structure similar to vitamin A and is involved in the normal growth of skin cells. It works by stopping overgrowth and thickening of skin cells in psoriasis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with A Tret 10mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
A Tret 10mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
A Tret 10mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
A Tret 10mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
A Tret 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of A Tret 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
A Tret 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of A Tret 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • A Tret 10mg Capsule helps reduce thickening, plaque formation and scaling of the skin in conditions such as psoriasis.
  • Take it at the same time every day with food or a glass of milk.
  • Do not take A Tret 10mg Capsule if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as it can cause birth defects in babies. Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy.
  • You will need to take pregnancy tests regularly if you are on treatment with and for at least 3 years after you stop taking this medicine.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using A Tret 10mg Capsule as it increases the sensitivity of your skin. Use protective measures such as sun-creams and protective clothing.
  • It may cause dryness of skin, mouth, and lips. Drink plenty of water and use a moisturiser and lip balm, if needed.
  • It may cause dry eyes and blurring of vision. Avoid wearing contact lenses and be cautious before driving or using machines.
  • Your doctor may get your regular blood tests done to monitor your liver function and the levels of fats such as cholesterol in your blood.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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Physician
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FAQs

Q. Is A Tret an immunosuppressant?

No, A Tret is not an immunosuppressant. It belongs to the retinoid class of medicines. It is used to treat severe form of psoriasis.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking A Tret?

Do not consume anything that contains alcohol while taking A Tret and for 2 months after treatment. A Tret and alcohol combine to form a substance that may remain in the body for more than 3 years.

Q. How long does A Tret take to work?

A Tret does not work right away. It may take about 2-4 weeks to see an improvement and about 2-3 months before you see the full benefits of this medicine. Therefore, you should continue taking it even if you do not see any improvement initially.

Q. What is the most important information that I should know about A Tret?

A Tret can cause serious birth defects in your unborn child. Therefore, you should not take A Tret if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant within the next 3 years. A Tret may also cause liver damage. Therefore, contact your doctor immediately if you experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or dark urine.

Q. Does A Tret affect sperm?

No, A Tret does not affect the sperm. However, it has been seen that small amounts of this medicine may pass into the semen. But, this small amount does not pose a risk to an unborn child.

Q. How should I take A Tret?

It is generally recommended to take A Tret once daily with meals or milk. The dosage varies from person to person and is decided by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole and do not crush or cut it.

Q. Can I donate blood while on A Tret?

No, you should not donate blood while on A Tret. Moreover, do not donate blood 3 years after stopping the treatment with A Tret. The medicine present in your blood can harm an unborn child if your blood is given to a pregnant mother. However, A Tret does not affect your ability to receive a blood transfusion.

Q. What should I avoid while taking A Tret?

A Tret may affect your night vision. Therefore, you should avoid driving at night. Avoid supplemental foods containing vitamin A while taking this medicine since it may add to the side effects. Also, avoid sunlight and sun lamps as A Tret can make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light.

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