This medicine can cause birth defects if it is used by the mother while she is pregnant or by the father when his sexual partner becomes pregnant. Use two effective forms of birth control beginning one month before you start using bexarotene until one month after you stop using it.
If a pregnancy occurs while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away. Your doctor may want you to have a pregnancy test each month while you are using this medicine.
If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had a reaction to other retinoids, such as etretinate (Tegison®), tretinoin (Retin-A®, Renova®), or isotretinoin (Accutane®), or if you have liver or kidney disease.
This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.