Retino-A 0.05% Cream is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat acne which appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest or back. It also helps to smooth rough facial skin and to reduce fine wrinkles on the skin.
MANUFACTURER: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
SALT COMPOSITION: Tretinoin (0.05% w/w)
STORAGE: Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Retino-A Cream 0.05% is a form of vitamin A. It helps heal acne by unclogging the pores of the skin and preventing blemishes or acne. It usually takes several weeks for a noticeable effect to occur, so keep using it even if it doesn’t seem to work. Sometimes acne can get worse before disappearing, however, with proper use, your skin will look cleaner. The sooner you start using it, the fewer scars you will have. This medication will help improve your mood and confidence as your skin gets rid of acne. It should not be used if you have eczema or skin that is sunburned. Retino-A 0.05% cream reduces excessive sebum production.
HOW RETINO-A CREAM WORKS
Retino-A Cream 0.05% is a form of Vitamin A. When applied to the skin, it reduces sebum production, repairs acne-prone skin and helps keep pores open.
HOW TO USE RETINO-A CREAM
- This medication is for external use only.
- Use it for the dose and duration recommended by your doctor.
- Check the label for instructions before use.
- Cleanse and dry the affected area and apply cream.
- Wash hands after application, unless hands are in the affected area.
- Ideally, a spot application overnight is recommended for the time prescribed by your doctor.
- You should not apply it on broken or broken skin and avoid contact with your mouth, eyes, and nose.
It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, but keep using it regularly to get the most benefit.
If after a few weeks you do not notice improvement, see your doctor again. Using more of the medication or taking it more often than prescribed will not make it act faster and may increase the side effects.
This medication may make you more sensitive to sunlight, so you should limit your exposure to the sun if possible. This can make your skin more fragile. During treatment, it is not recommended to do wax (epilation) or laser procedures. Pregnant women or women who are planning to become pregnant should not use this medication as it can lead to birth defects.
SIDE EFFECTS OF RETINO-A CREAM
The most common side effects include skin irritation, dryness, and redness. They are usually mild and get better as your body gets used to the medication. Drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer as this can cause dry mouth, lips and eyes. Tell your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects are rare with this medication.
Most side effects do not require medical attention and go away when your body gets used to the medication. Check with your doctor if they persist or if you are worried about them.
Common Retino-A side effects
- Erythema (redness of the skin)
- Skin irritation
- Dry skin
- Dry lips
- Pale red skin
- Increased sensitivity to light
Consult your doctor
Retino-A 0.05% Cream may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Although human studies are limited, animal studies have shown harmful effects on a developing child. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it for you. Consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Retino-A 0.05% cream
Accept it as soon as possible. However, if it’s time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal schedule. Don’t double your dose.