Retin-A Gel 0.025%(Tretinoin)
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Retin-A Gel Drug Information
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Retin-A Gel Overview
Retin-A Gel 0.025% 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.
How to Use Retin-A Gel
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if one is available from your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions. Wash your hands before applying Retin-A Gel 0.025%. Gently clean the affected skin with a mild or soapless cleanser and pat dry. Use your fingertips to apply a small amount of medication (about the size of a pea) in a thin layer, usually once daily at bedtime or as directed by your doctor. A gauze pad or cotton swab can be used to apply the liquid. For some preparations, you should wait 20-30 minutes after cleaning your face before applying Retin-A Gel 0.025%. Consult the label directions, the Patient Information Leaflet, or your pharmacist if you have any questions. Use Retin-A Gel 0.025% on the skin only. Do not apply to the inner lip area or inside the nose/mouth. Do not apply to cut, scraped, sunburned, or eczema-affected skin. Avoid getting Retin-A Gel 0.025% in your eyes. If Retin-A Gel 0.025% gets into your eyes, flush with large amounts of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation develops. Wash your hands after using the medication to avoid accidentally getting it in your eyes. During the first few weeks of using tretinoin, your acne might appear worse because the medication is working on pimples forming inside the skin. It may take up to 8-12 weeks to notice results from Retin-A Gel 0.025%. Use it regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not use a larger amount or use it more frequently than recommended. Your skin will not improve any faster, and it will increase the risk of developing redness, peeling and pain. Retin-A Gel 0.025% is available in different strengths and forms (e.g., gel, cream, solution). The best type of medication for you to use will depend on the condition of your skin and your response to therapy. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Retin-A Gel Precautions
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. Retin-A Gel 0.025% 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 Retin-A Gel 0.025%, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,eczema. Retin-A Gel 0.025% 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 Retin-A Gel 0.025%. If you have recently used products containing sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid, use tretinoin with caution. Wait until the effects of such products on the skin have decreased before using tretinoin. During pregnancy, Retin-A Gel 0.025% should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Retin-A Gel 0.025% passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Retin-A Gel Misdose
If you forget to use Retin-A Gel 0.025%, use it as soon as you remember if you remember the same day. If you don't remember until morning, wait until your next dose is scheduled.
Retin-A Gel Interactions
See also Precautions section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.hair perming solutions, alcohol/lime/menthol-containing products (such as astringents, toners, shaving lotions), medicated or abrasive soaps and cleansers, products containing sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid, products containing alpha hydroxy acid, products containing glycolic acid, soaps and cosmetics with a strong drying effect, other drugs that may increase your sensitivity to sunlight (including fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin, tetracyclines, thiazide water pills such as hydrochlorothiazide, sulfa drugs such as sulfamethoxazole, phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine). Benzoyl peroxide can be very irritating and may decrease the effectiveness of tretinoin if the two products are applied at the same time. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of prescription and non-prescription benzoyl peroxide products (e.g., Pro-Activ, Clearasil).
Retin-A Gel Side Effects
What are Retin-A Gel side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Retin-A Gel may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Retin-A Gel as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Retin-A Gel
The side effects of Retin-A Gel may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Retin-A Gel. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Retin-A Gel may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Retin-A Gel, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Retin-A Gel.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Retin-A Gel, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Retin-A Gel and the side effects associated with Retin-A Gel are described in the following:
Common Retin-A Gel Side Effects
- abnormal desquamation
- skin photosensitivity
Less Frequent Retin-A Gel Side Effects
Rare or Very Rare Retin-A Gel Side Effects
- skin inflammation
- blistering skin
- skin crusting
Retin-A Gel Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Gel preparations are flammable. Do not expose to heat or fire sources. Do not smoke during use. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Retin-A Gel 0.025% when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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