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What is Tretinoin used for?
Tretinoin is a topical medication used in the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne. It is a derivative of vitamin A, which is also used to treat sun-damaged skin. This medication is available in cream as well as gel forms, which reduces fine wrinkles and smoothens rough facial skin, thus improving the appearance of the skin. It belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Tretinoin?
The dosage of Tretinoin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Tretinoin. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
Tretinoin is usually applied once a day in the evening. Before its application, cleanse the affected area of the skin with soap. Then wait for 20 to 30 minutes and apply a thin layer of Tretinoin onto the affected area. After applying the medication, wash your hands immediately. Do not wash the treated area for about one hour after application.
What if you miss a dose of Tretinoin?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Tretinoin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Tretinoin?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Tretinoin, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are discomfort, peeling, and excessive redness.
What other drugs could interact with Tretinoin?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Tretinoin.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Tretinoin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Tretinoin can interact with other topical acne medications, certain antibiotics, and menthol-containing products.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Tretinoin?
Like other medicines, Tretinoin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Tretinoin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Tretinoin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Tretinoin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Tretinoin can cause side effects such as dryness, warmth, redness, burning, discolored skin, stinging, tingling, itching, swelling, peeling, and irritation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Tretinoin.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Tretinoin?
Is it possible for me to apply Tretinoin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Tretinoin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Tretinoin?
How will Tretinoin work in my body?
How should Tretinoin be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Tretinoin drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Tretinoin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug. Do not apply Tretinoin on wounds, cuts, as well as on areas affected with eczema. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep the medication away from open flame.