Brand Name: Retin A Cream®
Tretinoin is a topical (applied to the skin) form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself.
The Retin-A and Avita brands of tretinoin are used to treat acne. The Renova brand of tretinoin is used to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration, and to make rough facial skin feel smoother.
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Other Known Brand Names for Retin A Cream
- Adit Cream (Palsons Drugs & Chemical Industries)
- Airol Cream (Win Medicare Pvt. Ltd.)
- Comedolytic Cream (Fem Care Pharma Ltd. (Dabur))
- Eudyna Cream (German Remedies Limited)
- Lukatret (Natco Pharma)
- Nioret Nano Gel (Liva Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
- Psorinol Ointment (IPCA Laboratories Ltd.)
- Rejuva A (Stiefel)
- Retin A Cream (Janssen-Ortho)
- Retin A Micro Gel Pump (Janssen-Ortho)
- Retin A Microsphere Gel (Janssen-Ortho)
- Retino-A (Johnson & Johnson)
- Reto Cream (Agio Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
- Revize Cream (Gracewell (div. Glenmark Pharma))
- Stieva A (Stiefel)
- Tretin Cream (H&H Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.)
- Trewor (Fulford India Limited)
- Trewor Plus (Fulford India Limited)
- Vesanoid (Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.)
- Vitamin A acid (Rhone-Poulenc Rorer)
- Xylem A (Percos India Pvt. Ltd.)
- Retin A
Use tretinoin topical exactly as your doctor has prescribed it for you. Using more medicine or applying it more often than prescribed will not make it work any faster, and may increase side effects. Do not use this medication for longer than your doctor has prescribed.
Wash your hands before and after applying tretinoin topical. Before applying, clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
Applying tretinoin topical to wet skin may cause skin irritation. If you use Renova, wait at least 20 minutes after washing your face before applying a thin layer of the medication.
Do not wash the treated area for at least 1 hour after applying tretinoin topical. Avoid the use of other skin products on the treated area for at least 1 hour following application of tretinoin topical.
Applying an excessive amount of tretinoin gel may result in "pilling" of the medication. If this occurs, use a thinner layer of gel with the next application.
Tretinoin topical should be used as part of a complete skin care program that includes avoiding sunlight and using an effective sunscreen and protective clothing.
Use this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you think it is not working. It may take weeks or months of use before you notice improvement in your skin. If you are using tretinoin topical to treat acne, your condition may get slightly worse for a short time when you first start using the medication. Call your doctor if skin irritation becomes severe or if your acne does not improve within 8 to 12 weeks.
Store tretinoin topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat. The gel formulations of Tretinoin are flammable, keep them away from open flame.
Tretinoin Gel, Cream or Liquid should be applied once a day, before retiring, to the skin where acne lesions appear, using enough to cover the entire affected area lightly. Liquid: The liquid may be applied using a fingertip, gauze pad, or cotton swab. If gauze or cotton is employed, care should be taken not to oversaturate it to the extent that the liquid would run into areas where treatment is not intended. Gel: Excessive application results in "pilling" of the gel, which minimizes the likelihood of over application by the patient.
Application may cause a transitory feeling of warmth or slight stinging. In cases where it has been necessary to temporarily discontinue therapy or to reduce the frequency of application, therapy may be resumed or frequency of application increased when the patients become able to tolerate the treatment.
Alterations of vehicle, drug concentration, or dose frequency should be closely monitored by careful observation of the clinical therapeutic response and skin tolerance.
During the early weeks of therapy, an apparent exacerbation of inflammatory lesions may occur. This is due to the action of the medication on deep, previously unseen lesions and should not be considered a reason to discontinue therapy.
Therapeutic results should be noticed after two to three weeks but more than six weeks of therapy may be required before definite beneficial effects are seen.
Once the acne lesions have responded satisfactorily, it may be possible to maintain the improvement with less frequent applications, or other dosage forms.
Patients treated with Tretinoin acne treatment may use cosmetics, but the area to be treated should be cleansed thoroughly before the medication is applied.
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