Tretinoin is used with other medications to treat a certain type of cancer of the white blood cells (APL-acute promyelocytic leukemia).
Headache, dizziness, fever, weakness, tiredness, dry mouth, dry skin, other skin changes, thinning hair, vomiting, itching, bone pain, mouth sores, increased sweating, and earache may occur.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, hearing problems (e.g., hearing loss), signs of kidney problems, mental/mood changes, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat.
Ves Atra is a capsule composition of All Trans Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin) which works by promoting the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood. Tretinoin comes in a class of drugs known as retinoids, which are related to vitamin A.