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Retin A Cream is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells. Retin A Cream is available as its Brand name as well as its generic alternative Tretinoin Cream (Generic).
Use Retin-A (tretinoin cream) as ordered by your doctor. Read all the information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Retin-A (tretinoin cream). If your condition does not improve or worsens, contact your doctor immediately.
These effects usually decrease with continued use. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Your doctor may want you to decrease how often you use tretinoin, change the strength or type, or have you stop using it. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Q: Why is Retin A Cream prescribed?
A: This topical medication is used to treat acne and pimples.
Q: How long until I see the results of the Retin A Cream?
A: It may take several weeks to see the full effects.
Q: Are there any precautions I should take before applying the Retin A cream?
A: Do not put the cream on cuts, scrapes, sunburned or damaged skin. Also, try to avoid the sun as you may get sunburned more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when going outside.
Q: Are there any known creams that interact badly with Retin A cream?
A: The use of other skin products while using Retin-A (tretinoin cream) may cause more irritation. Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
Q: Can I use makeup while using this cream?
A: You may use make-up unless your doctor has told you not to. If you will be using make-up, clean the area to be treated before putting this drug on.
Q: What do I do if I miss a dose?
A: Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.