Generic Name : Tretinoin cream
This medication isused to treatacne. It may decrease the number and severityofacnepimples and promote quick healing of pimples that dodevelop. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medicationscalledretinoids. It works by affecting the growth ofskincells.
How to use Tretinoin0.025 % Topical Cream
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if one is available from yourpharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
Wash your handsbefore applying thismedication. Gently clean the affectedskinwith a mild or soa pless cleanser and pat dry. Use your fingertips to apply a small amount of medication (about the size of a pea) in a thin layer, usually once daily atbedtimeor as directed by your doctor. A gauze pad or cotton swab can be used to apply the liquid.
A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur immediately after applying themedication.Skinredness, dryness,itching, scaling,mild burning, or worsening ofacnemay occur during the first 2-4weeks of using the medication. These effects usually decrease with continue duse. A daytime moisturizer may be helpful for excessivedry skin(see Notes).
Before usingtretinoin,tell your doctor orpharmacistif you are allergic to it; ortovitamin A-related drugs (other retinoids such asisotretinoin); orif you have any otherallergies. This product may contain in active ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
See also Precautions section.
Drug interactionsmay change how yourmedicationswork or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possibledrug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use(including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor andpharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.