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Retino AC Gel - 0.025% + 1% (15 gm)  

Clindamycin and Tretinoin
Retino AC Gel - 0.025% + 1% (15 gm)

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What is Retino AC Gel?
Retino AC Gel is a combination of the active ingredients clindamycin and tretinoin. Clindamycin, an antibiotic used to control bacteria and a form of vitamin A, tretinoin helps to reduce oil produced by the glands in the skin, which allows the skin to heal quicker. Retino AC is prescribed for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older who suffer from severe nodular acne.


Retino AC Gel is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson of India.


How to use Retino AC
Use Retino AC as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read all instructions that come with the medication. Do not change the dosage under any circumstances, unless instructed by your doctor. Unless instructed differently by your doctor, Retino AC should be applied to the effect area once a day at bedtime.


Do not use Retino AC on children or let children less than 12 years of age handle Retino AC.
The active ingredients in Retino AC cause your skin to become more sensitive to UV light and will increase the chance of sunburn. If you must exposed your skin to prolong periods of time in the sun, be sure to apply a good sunscreen and wear protective clothing such as long sleeves and a hat.


Wash your hands and face thoroughly with a mild soap and pat rather than rub your face dry with a soft towel. Apply a dab of medication about the size of a pea to the entire face.
To avoid skin irritation, do not wash your face more than three times a day. Irritating the skin could cause the acne to become more inflamed. If you apply more than prescribed contact your doctor as soon as possible or get immediate medical attention if you suffer a reaction.


Warnings and Precautions
Use Retino AC as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read all instructions that come with the medication. Do not change the dosage under any circumstances, unless instructed by your doctor. Unless instructed differently by your doctor, Retino AC should be applied to the effect area once a day at bedtime.


The active ingredients in Retino AC cause your skin to become more sensitive to UV light and will increase the chance of sunburn. If you must exposed your skin to prolong periods of time in the sun, be sure to apply a good sunscreen and wear protective clothing such as long sleeves and a hat. Be sure to ask your doctor which is the best SPF sunscreen to use. In addition to sensitivity to ultraviolet light, you may also notice your skin is sensitive to weather conditions such as cold, wind, or dryness. Protect your skin with proper clothing and moisturizing cream or lotion as needed.


Do not allow Retino AC, which is a topical medication, to get into or come in contact with the sensitive parts of your face like eyes, nose, or lips. If you accidently get gel in one of the sensitive areas, flush thoroughly with warm water to be sure all medication is removed.


Never apply Retino AC on skin that is sunburned, wind burned, irritated, dry, peeled, or scaly. Do not apply to wounds or skin affected by eczema. Avoid using products that may cause skin irritation such as harsh soaps, shampoos, facial cleansers, hair dye or chemicals used to curl hair, hair removal products or skincare products containing alcohol, astringents, spices, or lime. All medicated skin products should be avoided while using Retino AC, unless directed by your doctor.


Although categorized as a topical medication, Retino AC can be absorbed through the skin and could cause serious side effects, as a result of the antibiotic clindamycin.
If you have allergies to any of the ingredients, active or inactive, contained in Retino AC you must not use the gel.


If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, discuss the risks of using this medication with your doctors.
Do not use Retino AC on children or let children less than 12 years of age handle Retino AC.


To avoid skin irritation, do not wash your face more than three times a day. Irritating the skin could cause the acne to become more inflamed. If you apply more than prescribed contact your doctor as soon as possible or get immediate medical attention if you suffer a reaction.


You should never forget to apply the medication, but if you do, apply as soon as you remember or if it is close to the next application time wait and apply then. Do not apply extra to make up for the missed application.
Store this medication out of the reach of children and pets in a cool dry location.


Drug Interactions
Certain drugs can interact with the ingredients in Retino AC. Tell your doctor what medications you are taking including prescriptions, over-the-counter, and herbal remedies.
It is vital your doctor be told if you use either of the following medications:

  • erythromycin oral
  • erythromycin topical

Your Doctor may instruct you not to use Retino AC if you are taking those medications or your doctor may make adjustments to dosage or require special tests during treatment.
This is not a complete list of drugs that can interact with Retino AC. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list.


Potential Side Effects
You may experience side effects when using Retino AC.
Common side effects associated with the active ingredients clindamycin and tretinoin include:

  • dryness
  • mild itching
  • stinging
  • temporary darkening or lightening of skin in treated areas

If a common side effect continues or gets worse get immediate medical attention.
Signs of a serious reaction include:

  • burning or stinging
  • peeling skin in treated area
  • severe inflammation

If you have a serious side effect, get immediate medical attention.
This is not a complete list potential side effects associated with Retino AC. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list.


Manufacturer Information
Retino AC Gel s manufactured by Johnson & Johnson of India.

Additional Information

SKU 255
US Brand Name Velac 0.025% + 1% (15 gm)
Strength 0.025% + 1% (15 gm)
Generic Name Clindamycin and Tretinoin
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson
PharmaceuticalForm Tube/s
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