Alitretinoin

9-cis-retinoic acid

Description

Alitretinoin is a naturally-occurring endogenous hormone related to vitamin A, binds to and activates all known intracellular retinoid receptor subtypes (RAR, RAR, RAR, RXR, RXR, RXR). The efficacy of alitretinoin in treating KS lesions may be related to the demonstrated ability of alitretinoin to inhibit the in vitro growth of KS cells.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Alitretinoin
D Dermatologicals → D11 Other dermatological preparations → D11A Other dermatological preparations → D11AH Agents for dermatitis, excluding corticosteroids
Alitretinoin
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L01 Antineoplastic agents → L01X Other antineoplastic agents → L01XX Other antineoplastic agents

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