Retin-A Gel 0,1

Retin-A Gel 0,1 is a topical retinoid medication used to treat acne. It is available in generic form and under the brand names Retin-A and Tretinoin. Retin-A Gel 0,1 is a prescription medication and must be prescribed by a doctor. It is not available over the counter. Retin-A Gel 0,1 is a white to off-white gel that is supplied in a 45g tube. Retin-A Gel 0,1 contains tretinoin, a topical retinoid, in 0.1% strength. The other ingredients are butylated hydroxytoluene, isopropyl myristate, polyethylene glycol 400, propylene glycol, sorbic acid and purified water.

Uses

Retin-A Gel 0,1 is used to treat acne. It works by decreasing the production of natural oils in the skin, which can clog pores and lead to acne. Retin-A Gel 0,1 also helps to reduce the formation of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads).

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Retin-A Gel 0,1 include skin irritation, erythema (redness), peeling, and burning. These side effects are usually mild and resolve with continued use of the medication. Serious side effects of Retin-A Gel 0,1 are rare and include hypersensitivity reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing), changes in skin color, and severe irritation. If you experience any of these side effects, stop using Retin-A Gel 0,1 and contact your doctor immediately.

Dosage

Retin-A Gel 0,1 is applied to the skin once daily, in the evening before bedtime. Apply a pea-sized amount of gel to the affected area and massage gently into the skin. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. Wash your hands after applying Retin-A Gel 0,1. Retin-A Gel 0,1 should be used as part of a complete acne treatment plan that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection. It may take several weeks to see the full effects of Retin-A Gel 0,1. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions

Retin-A Gel 0,1 should not be used with other topical medications, cosmetics, or sunscreens unless directed by your doctor. Retin-A Gel 0,1 may interact with other medications, such as oral retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Retin-A Gel 0,1 is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Retin-A Gel 0,1 is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. If contact occurs, flush the area with water. Retin-A Gel 0,1 can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Avoid using other topical medications, cosmetics, or sunscreens on the same area of skin where you are applying Retin-A Gel 0,1. Retin-A Gel 0,1 is flammable. Do not use near heat, open flame, or while smoking. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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