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    Brand Name: RETIN-A

    Generic Name: Tretinoin

    Generic for Retin-A* (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 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. Read More>>

     
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What is Generic for Retin-A* used for?

Generic for Retin-A* (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 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 Generic for Retin-A*?

The dosage of Generic for Retin-A* 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 Generic for Retin-A*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

Generic for Retin-A* 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 Generic for Retin-A*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Retin-A* 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 Generic for Retin-A*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Retin-A*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are discomfort, peeling, and excessive redness.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Retin-A*?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Retin-A*.

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 Generic for Retin-A*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Retin-A* 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 Generic for Retin-A*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Retin-A* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Retin-A* 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 Generic for Retin-A* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Retin-A* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Retin-A* 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 Generic for Retin-A*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Retin-A*?

Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Retin-A* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Retin-A*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Retin-A*?
How will Generic for Retin-A* work in my body?
How should Generic for Retin-A* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Retin-A* drug interactions and side effects?

Note

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. Do not apply Generic for Retin-A* on wounds, cuts, as well as on areas affected with eczema. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep the medication away from open flame.

Nursing is not recommended while using Retin-A*. Store the medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. As Tretinoin may cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight, avoid exposure to sunlight, sunlamps or tanning beds. While using Generic for Retin-A*, avoid using alcohol-containing skin medications, hair removers, harsh soaps, or hair coloring chemicals.

 

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