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RETIN-A Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is RETIN-A?

What is RETIN-A?

RETIN-A is the brand name for tretinoin and is available as a topical cream and gel.

What dosages is RETIN-A available in?

What dosages is RETIN-A available in?

RETIN-A is available as a 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1% topical cream and a 0.025% and 0.1% topical gel.

What is RETIN-A used for?

What is RETIN-A used for?

RETIN-A is a retinoid used to treat acne.

How does RETIN-A work?

How does RETIN-A work?

RETIN-A is a retinoid. It’s a form of vitamin A, a nutrient that helps keep your skin healthy by replacing your skin cells.
RETIN-A replaces your old skin cells with new skin cells. It also helps unclog pores in your skin that are plugged with dead skin cells and excessive oil. This helps treat acne and prevent more pimples from forming.

How do I take RETIN-A?

How do I take RETIN-A?

Use RETIN-A cream or gel once daily, usually before bedtime. Lightly cover all areas of your skin that have pimples, acne spots, or bumps with a thin layer of the cream or gel.
If you have sensitive skin, you might need to use RETIN-A every other night.

Is it safe for me to take RETIN-A?

Is it safe for me to take RETIN-A?

RETIN-A is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

RETIN-A Common Side Effects

RETIN-A Common Side Effects

  • Common side effects of RETIN-A:
  • Skin peeling or discomfort
  • Warm feeling or stinging after applying
  • Skin redness
  • Sensitivity to sunlight (sunburns)
  • Worsening of acne in the first few weeks of treatment
  • RETIN-A Serious Side Effects

    RETIN-A Serious Side Effects

    Serious side effects are rare with RETIN-A. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

    Allergic reaction: itchy, red rash (hives); shortness of breath; chest tightness; swelling of lips, tongue, or face; swelling around the eyes

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on RETIN-A

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on RETIN-A

  • No drug interactions of clinical importance have been identified.
  • Who makes RETIN-A?

    Who makes RETIN-A?

    Janssen Pharmaceuticals

    Is RETIN-A safe in pregnancy?

    Is RETIN-A safe in pregnancy?

    RETIN-A should be used during pregnancy only if the potential
    benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant and nursing women.


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