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What is Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia?

  • Acute promyclocytic leukemia, also known as APL, is a form of cancer in the blood where there is uncontrolled growth of certain types of abnormal white blood cells.

  • Symptoms of the disease include weakness, tiredness and weight loss.

  • Treatment for APL can include chemical therapy (known as chemotherapy), blood transfusions, and antibiotics to control infection.


What is Vesanoid?

  • Vesanoid is a prescription medication. It belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids.

  • Each capsule contains 10 mg of the active ingredient tretinoin. It also contains additional (nonmedicinal or inactive) ingredients. These are: soybean oil, gelatin, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, glycerol, yellow beeswax, hydrogenated soybean oil, hydrogenated hydrolyzed starch, sorbitol, iron oxide, mannitol, titanium dioxide.


What is Vesanoid used for? How does Vesanoid work?

  • Vesanoid is used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. Vesanoid works to stop the growth of abnormal blood cells which occur in APL.


Who should take Vesanoid?

  • Vesanoid can be used in patients with APL who have never been treated, as well as those patients who have not responded to their current anticancer treatment, or where the leukemia has returned despite previous anticancer treatment.

  • It is prescribed under the strict supervision of a doctor who is experienced in the treatment of cancers.


What should you tell your doctor before you start taking Vesanoid?

Before beginning treatment with Vesanoid, make sure your doctor knows if:

  • you have ever had a bad reaction to all-trans retinoic acid (tretinoin) or any of the inactive ingredients of Vesanoid

  • you are allergic to other medicines, food and dyes

  • you have any other illnesses/diseases, such as kidney or liver disease

  • you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breast-feeding a child

  • you are taking any vitamin preparations or health food supplements that contain vitamin A. Vitamin A in high doses has many of the same side effects as Vesanoid. Taking both together may increase your chance of getting side effects.

  • you are taking any other medicines, particularly:

    • those used to treat fibrin disorders such as tranexamic acid (Cyklokapron), aminocaproic acid (Amicar) and aprotinin (Trasylol)

    • birth control pills as Vesanoid may reduce the effectiveness of some low dose products

    • antibiotics, particularly tetracyclines, as these products when taken with Vesanoid may increase pressure in the brain; these products should not be taken at the same time

This information will help your doctor and you decide whether you should use Vesanoid and what extra care may need to be taken while you are on the medication.


How should Vesanoid be taken?

Your doctor has prescribed Vesanoid after carefully studying your case. Other people may not benefit from taking this medicine, even though their problems may seem similar to yours. Do not give your Vesanoid to anyone else.

  • The number of capsules you will take is based on your body surface area which your doctor will calculate for you. Take the dose which the doctor has prescribed twice daily.

  • Treatment can last anywhere from 1 to 3 months depending on your response to the treatment. If you respond completely to Vesanoid therapy, other treatment will follow.

  • Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

  • A negative pregnancy test result must be obtained within the 2 weeks before starting treatment with Vesanoid. It is suggested that additional pregnancy tests be done at monthly intervals during therapy.


What should you do if you forget a dose of Vesanoid?

  • If you forget to take a dose of Vesanoid take it as soon as possible, then just carry on with the regular times you take your medication. If you remember your missed dose close to the time for your next dose, do not double your dose.

  • It may be a good idea to ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse ahead of time what to do about missed doses.


What else should you remember while you are taking Vesanoid?

  • Vesanoid can cause birth defects. There is an extremely high risk that your baby will be deformed if you are pregnant while taking Vesanoid. Therefore it should not be taken during pregnancy. If you are a woman of childbearing potential you must use effective contraception for at least 1 month before beginning therapy, during therapy and at least 1 month following discontinuation of therapy.

  • Breast-feeding of infants should be discontinued if therapy with Vesanoid is started.

  • Get your blood monitored regularly and keep all of your scheduled doctor's appointments.

  • Your ability to drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery might be impaired if you are taking Vesanoid, especially if you experience dizziness or a severe headache.


What are the possible unwanted effects of Vesanoid?

Unwanted effects are possible with all medicines. Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Vesanoid.

The most common possible unwanted effects are:

  • dry skin

  • dry mouth and lips

  • swelling of the mouth and lips

  • rash

  • swelling

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • bone pain.

Less common possible unwanted effects are:

  • headache

  • shivering

  • tiredness

  • back pain

  • chest pain

  • coughing

  • stomach pain

  • depression.

    Should you develop depression or your depression worsens, consult your doctor. Signs of depression include feelings of sadness, irritability, unusual tiredness, trouble concentrating, change in normal sleep patterns and loss of appetite.


What possible unwanted effects require immediate medical attention?

Call your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • fever, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, lightheadness, dizziness or a faint feeling, unusual swelling, weight gain, difficulty in urination, yellowing of the skin or eyes.

    Some or all of these symptoms may be signs of retinoic acid syndrome which is a medical emergency and should be treated immediately.

  • If you become pregnant while on this medication and within one month following discontinuation of therapy you must consult with your doctor immediately as Vesanoid can cause birth defects.

If you are concerned about these or any other unexpected effects while on Vesanoid talk with your doctor or pharmacist.


What should you do in case of an overdose or accidental taking of Vesanoid?

  • Contact your doctor and/or Poison Control Centre immediately if you suspect you have taken an overdose or someone else accidentally ingests your Vesanoid. If you are unable to contact them, go to a hospital emergency department for medical help.


What is the safe way to handle and dispose of Vesanoid?

  • Capsules of Vesanoid should not be opened.

  • Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

If you need help with safe disposal of Vesanoid, consult your pharmacist.


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