Uses of medication: RETIN-A cream is used for topical application in the therapy of acne vulgaris. Tretinoin belongs to the retinoid class of drugs that works by decreasing the severity and number of acne pimples. It also promotes the healing of pimples and the growth of skin cells.
Dosage: Take the small amount of cream in your fingers and apply a thin layer on the affected area before bedtime. Before applying the cream wash your face gently with soapless lotion and pat dry the skin. Do not apply the cream in the mouth, near the nose, or scraped skin. In case of a missed dose take the next dose at the proper time.
Treatment Reactions: Some common side effect of Retin A cream include:
- Mild burning
- Worsening of acne
The severe adverse reaction which needs immediate doctor attention include:
- Skin discoloration
- Eyelid swelling
- Swelling of skin
- Eye redness
- Severe burning
Warnings and Precautions:
- Before taking this cream consult with a doctor about having an allergy with vitamin A.
- This cream may make you sensitive to the Sun.
- Avoid waxing or other hair removal techniques during the treatment.
- The cream should be avoided during pregnancy until it is clearly needed.
- Application of this cream can be responsible for causing a transitory feeling of warmth or slight stinging.
- Excessive exposure to wind or cold should be avoided while using it.