Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A commonly applied to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is also applied in other cases.
Dosage and direction
Apply gel on clean dry face. Spread it evenly over the treated areas of skin. Avoid applying gel on irritated skin. It may take 6-9 weeks to see the effect. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Applying gel to your face avoid the areas around your eyes, lips or other sensitive areas. Inform your doctor if you have eczema or excessive sensitivity to the sun. Aged people can be more sensitive to the side effects of the medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Retin-A should not be used by patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to it.
Possible side effects
The most common side effects are redness, scaling, itching, and burning. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking Accutane to tell your doctor or chemist of all prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking. Retin-A should not be used with * benzoyl peroxide * salicylic acid * tetracycline * sulfa drugs. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice.
If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting.
Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store your drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.