This medication is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop
A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur immediately after applying the medication. Skin redness, dryness, itching, scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication.
It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Before using tretinoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to vitamin A-related drugs (other retinoids such as isotretinoin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as fish proteins), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: eczema.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Weather extremes such as wind or cold may also be irritating to the skin. Use sunscreen daily and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Wait until your skin has completely recovered from a sunburn before using tretinoin.
Avoid electrolysis, waxing and chemical depilatories for hair removal on the treated areas while using this product.
This drug is known to cause issues during pregnancy, therefore please do not take this drug if you are pregnant.
Common medications checked in combination with tretinoin topical. Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) Benadryl(diphenhydramine) Cymbalta (duloxetine) Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) Flonase (fluticasone nasal)