How the interaction occurs:
Ethanol transforms acitretin into etretinate.
What might happen:
Etretinate, like acitretin, causes birth defects. Because etretinate builds up in fat cells in the body, it can take your body several years to remove all of the etretinate from itself.
What you should do about this interaction:
If you are female, you should not consume ethanol during and for two months after acitretin therapy. Some medicines contain ethanol. Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know right away that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to change your medicine to one that does not contain ethanol.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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