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Pregnancy prevention programme

Toctino (alitretinoin), is licensed in the United Kingdom as an oral treatment for patients suffering from severe chronic hand eczema that does not respond to potent topical corticosteroid therapy. Toctino should only be prescribed by dermatologists or physicians with experience in the use of systemic retinoids.

Toctino (alitretinoin) is a naturally occurring, physiologic derivative of vitamin A and belongs to the well studied family of retinoids, which are all teratogens; therefore, Toctino (alitretinoin) is strictly contraindicated in pregnancy, and in women of child-bearing potential unless strict pregnancy testing and contraception is followed before, during and one month after cessation of treatment.

A summary of the requirements: Dear HCP letter

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Guidance for healthcare professionals

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Checklist for prescribing
to female patients

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Acknowledgement form
for female patients

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Contraception information
for patients

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Patient information

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All of the above documents are also available for download by clicking on the Risk Materials section on the European Medicines Compendium website. 

Toctino is a registered trademark of Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.