in this category, see Shadowen et al., supra note 2, at
You cannot donate blood if you have ever taken etretinate (Tegison) or human pituitary-derived growth hormone.
* etretinate (Tegison): You are not eligible to donate blood.
Would be donors who have ever taken the psoriasis drug Tegison
(removed from the market because of its risk of causing birth defects) are rejected.
Doctors warn women who are already pregnant to avoid such prescription medications as the antiacne drug Accutane, the antidepressant lithium and the psoriasis treatment Tegison
. These drugs have been linked to birth defects, they say.
-AaHaemophiliacs [people suffering from haemophilia a hereditary blood defect]Aa - Anyone with a positive antibody test for HIV (AIDS virus)Aa - Anyone who has had hepatitis since his or her 11th birthday Aa- Anyone who has/had cancer n Anyone who has taken Tegison
(a medication) for psoriasis (an autoimmune disease of the skin).
A Cochrane systematic review identified 13 randomized controlled trials enrolling a combined 1022 patients with psoriatic arthritis randomly assigned to receive a DMARD--methotrexate, sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), azathioprine (Imuran/ Azasan), or etretinate (Tegison
; no longer available in the US)--compared with placebo.
They include: ultraviolet light, type B (UVB); a psoralen medication plus ultraviolet light, type A (PUVA); a systemic medication methotrexate (MTX); and systemic retinoid medications (Tegison and Accutane).
Tegison (generic name etretinate) is a prescription medication for treating severe, recalcitrant (stubbornly resistant) psoriasis.
Tegison's most serious side effect involves women and childbearing.
"Retinoid Therapy: Tegison & Accutane" fully outlines the side effects of retinoids for both men and women and is must reading if you are considering these therapies.