Medication information

Toctino 10mg capsule

This medication is typically used for eczema. It requires a few weeks to take effect.

Instructions

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Avoid taking vitamin A supplements while using this medication.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. This medication is more effective if taken with food. Always take it with a meal or a snack.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may cause redness of the face;
  • it may increase the amount of cholesterol in your blood;
  • it may cause chapped lips;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it can cause dryness of the skin.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use two effective contraceptive methods beginning at least one month before treatment, during the treatment and for at least one month after the end of it. Ask your healthcare professional for details.

Blood donation is usually refused during this treatment.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.