Retino A Cream 0.05% (Tretinoin)
Also known as: Generic Retin-A
Active ingredient: Tretinoin
Packaging Type: 20 g tube
Manufacturer : Janssen Cilag
Product Code: PR10142
What is Retino A Cream 0.05%?
Retino-A is an anti-acne mediation used to manage and treat pimples. It also has a potential in reducing age spots and fine lines of ageing. It is capable of replacing old and damaged skin with new skin.
Class and Mechanism of Action
Retino-A Cream 0.05% contains tretinoin as the active ingredient. It is a Keratolytic medication and is an active Vitamin-A metabolite. The medicine prevents the aggregation of follicular epithelial cells and promotes their mitotic division. It also increases the turnover of these cells. This activity inhibits the hardening of the outer layer of pimples and comedones and increases shedding of the damaged and old skin. It increases the turnover of old skin replacing it with rejuvenated new skin.
Looking after your drug
Store it in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children.
How to take the medication?
Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of the cream and rub it in. Use it preferably in the evening and leave it overnight.
Consult our doctor for your prescription.
Consult your doctor right away.
If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use on open wounds, acute eczema, along with other skin peeling medications. Avoid prolong sun exposure when using this drug.
Possible Side Effects
- Stinging or burning of the affected skin
- Lightening or darkening of the treated skin
- Skin peeling
When should Retino A Cream 0.05% not be used?
Acute eczema, allergy to the medicine, pregnancy, perioral dermatitis, cutaneous epithelioma or in case using peeling agents
How long should you take Retino A Cream 0.05%?
As long as prescribed.