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A-Ret 0.1% Gel

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

A-Ret 0.1% Gel 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.

A-Ret 0.1% Gel reduces excessive oil production of the skin. Ideally, a pinpoint application at nighttime is recommended for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The amount you need and for how long you need to take it will depend on what you are being treated for. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of this medicine. Follow your doctor’s instructions. You should not apply it to damaged 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. Consult your doctor again if you do not notice any improvement after a few weeks. Using more medicine or applying it more often than prescribed will not make it work any faster and may increase the side effects.

The most common side effects include irritation, dryness, and redness of the skin. They are usually mild and improve as your body gets used to the medicine. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of the mouth, lips, and eyes. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects with this medicine are rare.

This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit exposure to the sun if possible. It may make your skin more fragile. It is advised, not to have any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment. Pregnant women or women who are planning to get pregnant should not use this medicine as it can lead to birth defects.

Uses of A-Ret Gel

Benefits of A-Ret Gel

In Acne

A-Ret 0.1% Gel is a form of vitamin A. It helps treat acne by clearing skin pores and preventing spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes several weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne-free. It should not be used if you have eczema or sunburned skin.

Side effects of A-Ret Gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of A-Ret

  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Dry lips
  • Pale red skin
  • Increased sensitivity to light

How to use A-Ret Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How A-Ret Gel works

A-Ret 0.1% Gel is a form of vitamin A. When applied on skin, it reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin and helps keep your pores open.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
A-Ret 0.1% Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
A-Ret 0.1% Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take A-Ret Gel?

If you miss a dose of A-Ret 0.1% Gel, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed A-Ret 0.1% Gel for the treatment of acne.
  • Clean the affected area with water and a non-medicated soap. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes before applying A-Ret 0.1% Gel.
  • It may increase the severity of the spots or pimples in the first few weeks of use. Continue using it as prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may cause a stinging sensation or a feeling of warmth when you first start using it. Inform your doctor if this persists.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using A-Ret 0.1% Gel as it increases the sensitivity of your skin. Use protective measures such as sunscreen or protective clothing.
  • Avoid face waxing and laser treatment while using this medicine as it makes your skin more fragile.
  • Avoid taking tetracycline (e.g. doxycycline) as it may reduce the A-Ret 0.1% Gel activity.
  • Do not use A-Ret 0.1% Gel if you are pregnant. 
  • Inform your doctor if excessive skin dryness or skin sensitivity take place.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Retinoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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Sir, my 15th months old son eat mitti n ret. Plz tell me what I do?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.causes of mitti eating in toddler suggests that the disorder is a specific appetite caused by mineral deficiency in many cases, such as iron deficiency, which sometimes is a result of celiac disease[3] or hookworm infection.After determine exact cause we can give exact treatment
Hi are elocon 0.1% cream (10gms) & elocon 0.1% lotion , one and same ? What is it used for?Does it help in treating acne and dark spots thnx
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
No it doesn't help in acne Go to a dermatologist for a face to face check up . dnt self medicate
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FAQs

Q. Can I undergo cosmetic procedures while taking A-Ret 0.1% Gel?

Your doctor will decide whether you can continue taking or stop taking A-Ret 0.1% Gel before cosmetic procedures. However, it is advised to not undergo hair removal or laser treatments while using A-Ret 0.1% Gel. Please inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking before starting the treatment with this medicine. Also, consult the doctor before starting any cosmetic procedure.

Q. Is it safe to use A-Ret 0.1% Gel?

Yes, A-Ret 0.1% Gel is safe to use when taken as advised by your doctor. However, like all medicines, even this medicine has some side effects, but it is not necessary that anyone who is taking these medicines might get these side effects. Please talk to your doctor if you get any unpleasant effects while taking this medicine.

Q. How long am I supposed to use A-Ret 0.1% Gel?

Your doctor will decide the duration of your treatment depending on the severity of your disease and the results of your lab tests. Usually, the treatment with A-Ret 0.1% Gel takes around 4-5 months.

Q. I am taking A-Ret 0.1% Gel. What should I do if I am planning to become pregnant?

It is important to consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant while taking A-Ret 0.1% Gel. Ideally, pregnancy is not advised because this medicine can harm your baby. However, if you do get pregnant during the treatment with A-Ret 0.1% Gel, consult your doctor.

Q. Why does A-Ret 0.1% Gel cause dry skin, dry lips and dry nose? How to manage these?

One of the most common side effects of A-Ret 0.1% Gel includes dryness of skin, nose and lips. A-Ret 0.1% Gel reduces the secretion of oil which results in skin dryness. Dryness due to A-Ret 0.1% Gel can be managed by applying moisturizers or lubricants like Vaseline. You can also apply lip balm to relieve cracked and dry lips. Drink enough water to keep our body hydrated.

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References

  1. Burkhart C, Morrell D, Goldsmith L. Dermatological Pharmacology. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1810.
  2. Sardana K, Madan A. How to Treat Acne. Sardana K, editor. In: Clinical Approach to Acne Vulgaris. 1st ed. New Delhi: CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.; 2015. pp. 35-36.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1395-98.
  4. Tretinoin. Manati, Puerto Rico: Janssen Ortho LLC; 1997 [revised Jan. 2014]. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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