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Retino-A Cream - .025% (20gm)  

Tretinoin
Retino-A Cream - .025% (20gm)

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About Retin A Cream
Retin A Cream if a topical medication used for the treatment of acne. The active ingredient in Retin A is tretinoin a natural metabolite belonging to a class of retinoids. Retin A is used as an exfoliator to speed up the growth cycle of the epidermis or upper layer of skin.


Retin A is used to improve the pigmentation of the skin through the elimination of melanin in the dermis or lower layer of the skin. It is also used to raise collagen in the cells of the skin and erases fine wrinkles in the skin. Retin A Cream will improve the appearance and characteristics of the skin and diminish scars caused by acne.


Retin A Cream will not any effect on deep scars or severe wrinkling of the skin. The primary used for Retin A Cream is the treatment of the affects of acne on the skin.
Tretinoin is available in several forms such as a cream, gel and topical liquid and is manufactured by several pharmaceutical companies. Retin A Cream in manufactured by Johnson & Johnson of India.


How to use Retin A Cream
Follow your doctor's instruction for the application of Retin A. Do not change the prescribed dosage without the approval of your doctor.


The cream is applied two times per day, morning and night. You may notice the acne seems to get worse when treatment begins, do not stop treatment this is normal and improvement should be begin to be seen in about seven or eight days. It may take as long as three or four weeks for the acne and acne scars to diminish significantly.


To apply the cream follow these steps:

  • wash hands and skin affect by acne with a mild soap and water.
  • dry skin with a patting motion rather than rubbing
  • do not apply cream for at least 20 minutes after cleansing
  • apply a pea size dab of cream with fingers or cotton ball
  • do not use more cream than is necessary to lightly cover the affected skin

Warnings and Precautions
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.


For external use only, do not get in eyes, mucous membranes or swallow; if you accidently get into eyes or mucous membranes flush thoroughly with water. Call poison control center if cream is accidently swallowed.
Do not use Retin A Cream past the expiration date.


Avoid extended exposure to the sun, the use of sun lamps or tanning beds.When in the sun apply a sunscreen as your skin will burn more easily while using Retin A Cream.
Avoid electrolysis, waxing and chemical depilatories for hair removal on areas where Retin A Cream is applied.


Do not use Retin A Cream if you have or are:

  • allergic to any of the ingredients
  • bleeding or blood clotting disorder
  • breast feeding or plan to breast feed
  • chronic bladder infections
  • diabetes
  • eczema
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • pregnant
  • stomach ulcers
  • thyroid disorder
  • ulcerative colitis
  • white blood count is abnormally high

If you forget to apply a dose and it is less than an hour past the dose time when you remember apply the cream immediately, if it has been longer than an hour, skip the missed dose and apply the next one at the scheduled time. Never apply an additional amount of cream to make up for a skipped dose.


If you apply too much cream, wash the affected area and get immediate medical attention.
Use the Retin A Cream only for the amount of time prescribed by your doctor.


Do not use Retin A Cream on children unless prescribed by their doctor. The exfoliating properties of Retin A Cream could severely damage the skin of a child.
Do not share this medication with others even if they have the same symptoms as you.


Cosmetics may be used during treatment, but skin must be cleaned thoroughly before applying the cream.
Do not expose Retin A Cream to heat or fire sources.
Do not smoke during use.


Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Consult your pharmacist for information on how to safely discard your Retin A Cream that has expired.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture.


Drug Interactions
Tretinoin may interact with certain medications. Do not use Retin A Cream without talking with your doctor if you take drugs such as:

  • doxycycline
  • demeclocycline
  • cyclopenthiazide
  • ciprofloxacin
  • chlorthalidone
  • chlorpromazine
  • chlorothiazide
  • bendroflumethiazide
  • methyclothiazide
  • methotrexate
  • lymecycline
  • levofloxacin
  • indapamide
  • hydrochlorothiazide
  • gemifloxacin
  • fluphenazine
  • fleroxacin

Ask your doctor for a complete list of the drugs that should be avoided while using Retin A Cream as some drugs may interfere its effectiveness or cause adverse side effects.


Potential Side Effects
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • blistering of the skin
  • crusting of the skin
  • burning sensation on the affected area
  • skin irritation
  • itching
  • numbness
  • peeling of the skin
  • rashes
  • redness
  • trouble breathing
  • swelling especially of the throat, face and tongue
  • scaling of skin
  • stinging of the skin

This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Retin A Cream, ask your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of possible side effects.


Manufacturer Information
Retin A Cream in manufactured by Johnson & Johnson of India. It is available in 0.025% and 0.05% strengths and it is packaged in tube form.

Additional Information

SKU 1144
US Brand Name Retino-A Cream .025% (20gm)
Strength .025% (20gm)
Generic Name Tretinoin
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson
PharmaceuticalForm Tube/s
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