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 5  APL Leukemia None at first, but severe headaches over time. Dizziness and blurred visions. On a positive note, it made my skin texture amazing. Smooth, even, glowing. Strangers would comment on it. I was taking this drug in the pill form to treat my Leukemia (APL) between 2008 and 2010. I was on it off and on for about 18 months in addition to traditional chemo. I am in remission and have been for a few years. In the beginning, when my cancer was progressing agressively, this pill did not have any side effects for me and appeared to be working as intended. Once I went into remission and no signs of cancer remained, I continued taking it per my oncologist to stay in remisison as "maintainence". It was then that I began to experience really bad side effects of the headaches, dizziness and blurred vision, to the point where I could hardly function normally and driving was dangerous. It was rough, but went away completely a few days after I finished my dose. As mentioned, it did improve my skin considerably and I looked 10 years younger but that stopped when I went off the drug as well. Overall, of course I'm satisfied, as now I'm cancer free! F 30 18 months
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VESANOID  (TRETINOIN):  This medication is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)