Retin A Cream
Rx: Only available by prescription
PLEASE NOTE BRAND RETIN-A IS ALSO MARKETED INTERNATIONALLY UNDER THE NAME RETINO-A
Brand Name Retin A Cream Options
Johnson & Johnson
Generic Tretinoin Options - Manufacturer: Generic
What are Generics? A generic
drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality,
how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available
on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients
as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics
are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color),
as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large
sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies
can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
Retin A Cream Description
This medicine is most commonly used to treat acne, and comes in the form of a cream which is applied to the affected areas. It contains a certain form of Vitamin A called Tretinoin, which works by reducing the oily substances produced by the skin. This reduces oil build up and improves the appearance of your skin.
This medicinal cream may be prescribed for other medical conditions as determined by your doctor.
Retin A Cream Directions
Use this medicine as instructed by your doctor. Read the enclosed information carefully before using this product.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and take only the next scheduled dose. Do not apply two doses at once or two doses within a short time period.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from heat and sunlight.
Directions to use:
1. Wash the affected area with a mild soap and gently dry.
2. Wait 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Apply a thin film of cream to the affected and surrounding area. Gently rub the cream onto your skin.
4. Wash your hands immediately after using this medicine.
Retin A Cream Cautions
This medicine may cause your skin condition to worsen in the first 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. This is expected; please do not stop taking this medicine during this period. The active ingredient in this medicine works gradually to improve the overall health of your skin. It may take up to 6-8 weeks to notice an improvement in the appearance of your skin.
Before using any other creams, medicines, or skin products, check with your doctor first.
While using this medicine, you may use cosmetics if you wish to do so. After using any cosmetic products, thoroughly wash and dry the affected area before applying this medicine.
This medicine may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid sun exposure, sunlamps or tanning booths until you know how you react to this medicine. If you are outside, use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. Do not apply this medicine to sunburned skin.
For women who wish to become pregnant, are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your doctor before using this medicine.
Retin A Cream Side Effects
Side effects include redness, peeling, stinging, or a feeling of warmth. These are usually mild and will subside with treatment. If you experience severe side effects, contact your doctor.
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience blistering, crusting, swelling, excessive redness or peeling of your skin.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you experience these, seek immediate medical attention.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Patients can buy quality branded Retin A Cream or generic Tretinoin Cream at discounted prices from our online pharmacy.
Retin A Cream Active Ingredients