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Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
How this interaction occurs is not known.
What might happen:
The amount of bexarotene in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than expected.
What you should do about this interaction:
Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Let your doctor know right away if you experience severe abdominal/back/stomach pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, dark urine, vision changes, yellowing of the eyes and skin, unusual weight gain, feeling cold, constipation, slow heartbeat, feeling low on energy or signs of an infection such as fever, chills, or persistent sore throat.Your health care professionals may 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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