Tretinoin Cream - Generic Retin-A - .025%, 20g
Tretinoin is used worldwide for acne treatment, anti-aging, and to lighten skin discoloration and sun damage. Solid research backs tretinoin's power to help stimulate collagen and elastin production and fade hyperpigmentation. Additionally, tretinoin is FDA approved to treat acne vulgaris. Tube size is 20g.
Tretinoin Lives Up To The Fuss
If you haven't tried Generic Retin-A before, then you are in for a great surprise. There are loads of reasons why it tops all lists of skin care products for anti-aging, treating acne and even psoriasis and melasma. Tretinoin is so vital to our skin growth and longevity that our body even synthesizes it from Vitamin-A, creating all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), also called just retinoic acid.
When you purchase prescription-only tretinoin, you are receiving the same Vitamin A derivative created in the body.
Solid research backs tretinoin/Retin A’s ability to minimize and slow the signs of aging, stimulate collagen and elastin production, repair sun damage (photodamage) and fade hyperpigmentation. Additionally, tretinoin is FDA approved to treat acne vulgaris.
Once applied to the skin, tretinoin is ready to go and is easily absorbed by the skin where it begins boosting new skin cell growth, stimulating collagen and elastin production. New skin cell growth helps us shed dead, dull thick layers of skin on the top of our epidermis. While tretinoin increases skin cell production, old skin cells beneath the skin are also pushed to the surface where they exfoliate. Once the dead skin cells flake away, shiny new skin hits the spotlight.
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Before using tretinoin:
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to tretinoin, fish (if taking Altreno), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in tretinoin lotion, cream, or gel. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients..
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: certain antibiotics such as tetracyclines; antihistamines; diuretics ('water pills'); fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), delafloxacin (Baxdela), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin; medications for mental illness and nausea; or sulfonamides such as co-trimoxazole (Bactrim, Septra), sulfadiazine, sulfamethizole (Urobiotic), and sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had eczema (a skin disease), actinic keratoses (scaly spots or patches on the top layer of the skin), skin cancer, or other skin conditions.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using tretinoin, call your doctor.
- Plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (tanning beds and sunlamps) and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Tretinoin may make your skin sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet light.
- You should know that weather extremes, such as wind and cold, may be particularly irritating.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra cream, lotion, or gel to make up for a missed dose.
Tretinoin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- Warmth or slight stinging of the skin
- Lightening or darkening of the skin
- Red, scaling skin
- Increase in acne sores
- Swelling, blistering, or crusting of the skin
- Dryness, pain, burning, stinging, peeling, redness, or flaky skin at the treatment area
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately:
- Pain or discomfort at the treatment area
Tretinoin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
Directions for use: Apply at bedtime and wear sunscreen when exposed to sun. Before applying, wash your face and wait at least 20 minutes for your face to dry. Wash your hands thoroughly and apply a pea size amount of the cream. Gently smooth on your face until it disappears. Do not rub into your face and avoid getting in eyes and mouth. Wash hands immediately after applying.
Use tretinoin regularly as directed by your dermatologist/physician to get the most benefit.
Available by prescription only for use on skin. Do not apply to the inner lip area or inside the nose/mouth. Do not apply to cut, scraped, sunburned, or eczema-affected skin.
Common brand names for tretinoin include Retin-A and Renova.