Vesanoid is an effective medication used in the treatment of a certain type of cancer of the white blood cells i.e. acute promyelocytic leukemia. It has active ingredient Tretinoin, which is a form of vitamin A. This medication is manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. This drug is available in the form of a capsule and dosage of 10 mg.
Manufacturer: Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: Tretinoin is used as the main active component, which is a naturally-occurring acid of retinol. This active ingredient binds to and activates retinoic acid receptors to induce changes in gene expression that lead to cell differentiation, reduced cell proliferation, and inhibition of tumorigenesis. It also inhibits telomerase, leads to telomere shortening and eventual apoptosis of some tumor cell types. Retinoic acid functions in determining position along the embryonic anterior/posterior axis in chordates. This drug helps to control anterior/posterior patterning in early developmental stages.
Indications: Tretinoin composed medication is indicated to treat a certain type of cancer of the white blood cells acute promyelocytic leukemia. APL is a disease of too many white blood cells that do not mature or function properly. Vesanoid used to lessen the signs and severity of this disease. It promotes the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood. It reverses symptoms of APL like infections, tiredness, and bleeding. Tretinoin belongs to a class of drugs known as retinoids, which are related to vitamin A.
Action Mechanism: This medication works by promoting the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood. Vesanoid helps to reverse symptoms of APL such as infections, tiredness, and bleeding. It is a retinoid drug, which is related to vitamin A.
Dosages: This medicine is made available in a dosage as given below:
- 10 mg: This capsule should be taken twice a day with food as directed by the doctor
Note: This medication can cause birth defects, miscarriage, premature birth, or death of a baby. Do not consume this drug in pregnancy.