(skin cream, liquid, or gel)
What Does Tretinoin Cream, Liquid, Or Gel Do?
Tretinoin (AvitaTM, Renova, Retin-A, Retin-A MicroTM), or trans-retinoic acid, is a naturally occurring form of vitamin A. It is applied to the skin as a cream, liquid, or gel to treat mild to moderate acne. Generic tretinoin cream and liquid are available.
What Should My Health Care Professional Know Before I Use Tretinoin?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: eczema, sunburn, an unusual or allergic reaction to tretinoin, vitamin A, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives, pregnant or trying to get pregnant, and breast-feeding.
How Should I Use This Medicine?
What If I Miss A Dose?
If you miss a dose, skip that dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use extra doses, or use for a longer period of time than directed by your prescriber or health care professional. Too much tretinoin can cause skin damage.
What Other Medicines Can Interact With Tretinoin?
Benzoyl Peroxide: sometimes prescribed for use with Tretinoin.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other skin preparations, (prescription and nonprescription) you are using. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What Side Effects May I Notice From Using Tretinoin?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: burning, itching, crusting, or swelling of the treated areas and darkening or lightening of the treated areas.
Side erects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): increased sensitivity to the sun, mild stinging, red, inflamed, and irritated skin, (the skin may peel after a few days).
What Do I Need To Watch For While I Use Tretinoin?
Do not use the following products on the same areas that you are treating with tretinoin, unless otherwise directed by your prescriber or health care professional:
Where Can I Keep My Medicine?
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