Retino-A Cream can be used for the treatment of acning and severe acning. It contains Vitamin A which can be used to improve acne vulgaris.
Retino-A Cream also helps to unblock pores and increase the turnover of the skin cells.
Retin-A is applied to the skin to treat mild to moderate acne or to treat the effects of aging on the face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, or "age spots". It promotes peeling of affected skin areas and unclogs pores.
Retin-A works by reducing the production of sebum, the oily substance produced by the skin. Sebum can block pores leading to spots, blackheads and inflammation.
Retino-A Cream may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
Generic name of Retino-A Cream is Tretinoin.
Retino-A Cream is available in:
- 0.025% 20 g Min Dosage
- 0.05% 20 g Low Dosage
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Retino-A Cream exactly as directed.
Retin-A is usually applied once a day at bedtime.
Your acne may get worse during the first 7-10 days that you use this medication. Nevertheless, continue to use it; the acne sores should disappear. Usually 2-3 weeks of regular use of Retin-A is required before improvement is seen.
Use only nonmedicated cosmetics on cleansed skin. Do not use topical preparations with a lot of alcohol, menthol, spices, or lime (e.g., shaving lotions, astringents, and perfumes); they can sting your skin.
If you are to apply any form of Retin-A, follow these steps:
1.Wash your hands and affected skin area thoroughly with mild, bland soap (not medicated or abrasive soap or soap that dries the skin) and water.
2.To be sure that your skin is thoroughly dry, wait 20-30 minutes before applying Retin-A.
3.Use clean fingertips, a gauze pad, or a cotton swab to apply the medication.
4.Use enough medication to cover the affected area lightly. Do not oversaturate the gauze pad or cotton swab.
Apply the medication to the affected skin area only (e.g., skin with acne sores).
Missing a dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Retino-A Cream and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at a room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away the after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.