Retino A Cream has Tretinoin as an active ingredient which is a synthetic acid derivative of vitamin A/retinoic acid which enhances growth and reduces cohesiveness of epidermal cells. It assists to manage severe acne outbreak which are generally resistant to other form of medication. Tretinoin is a karyolitic agent which has an anti-acne and anti-aging activity. It leads to the removals elimination of dead skin layer to leave a smoother and fair appearing skin. Retino-A shows its activity by deep penetration into the skin unclog pores and diminishing the inflammation, thus aiding the pus flow and removal of excess oil and dirt from the sebaceous glands.
How to apply
Wash your face properly with face wash or cleanser before applying this medicine. Dry it properly with the soft cloth. Apply a thin layer of cream on the affected area without rubbing. Apply this cream daily at night before you go to sleep. Once you feel decrease in acne flare and acne scars decrease the frequency of use of cream.
Contraindication is a condition in which a particular drug or treatment is not suitable and is restricted to use. Contraindications of Retino-A cream are
- If patient is hypersensitive to Tretinoin and other ingredients of Retino-A cream.
- Do not use this drug in case of pregnant ladies and lactating mothers.
Drug interactions shown by Retino-A cream are
- Use of abrasive agents such as scrub, soap, exfoliating cleanser, toner and cosmetic and medication with peeling and drying effects
- Use of agents having high concentration of alcohol, astringents should be exercise with great caution.
- There are some other medications that can interact with Tretinoin and results in incidence of unexpected serious side-effects. The list of such medications are Bendroflumethiazide, Chlorpromazine, Chlorthalidone, Ciprofloxacin, Cyclopenthiazide, Demeclocycline, Doxycycline, Fluphenazine, Fleroxacin, Gemifloxacin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Indapamide, Levofloxacin, Lymecycline, Methotrexate, Methyclothiazide.
- Retino-A should be kept in cool and dry place, between 15 to 20o C temperature.
- Do not expose the medication to extreme heat or freezing temperature.
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
If you have missed your dose take it as soon as you remember. But if their times just near to your next dose than skip the missed dose and follow your regular schedule.
Overdose of a drug may cause serious health problem. Symptoms of overdose are excessive redness and irritation on skin. If you feel symptoms of overdose immediately contact your dermatologist for further assistance.
These are the unwanted effects of the drug. Side effects of the common Retino-A cream are warm and stinging sensation, redness, dryness, itching on skin, hyperpigmentation, formation of blisters, scaling, burning sensation, sensitive to sunlight, tenderness of skin.
- It is for topical use only.
- Avoid contact of drug with eyes, nose, mouth or eyelids.
- Use moisturizer if you feel mild to moderate skin peeling, redness, dryness or irritation.
- Avoid exposure of skin to the direct sunlight, or other harsh weather conditions.
- Apply this cream only at night.
- Do not apply this skin in case of sunburn.
- Do not apply this cream on cuts, open wounds, lesions.
- Apply moisturizer in case of dryness or itching.
- Use high SPF sunscreen when exposed to sunlight