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A Ret TZ Gel


Overview

Introduction

A Ret TZ Gel is a medicine used in the treatment of psoriasis. It is applied to the skin. It works by stopping the overgrowth and thickening of skin cells. Use it only on the affected areas and do not apply on the healthy skin.

Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of mouth, lips and eyes.

A Ret TZ Gel may lead to birth defects, do consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Uses of A Ret TZ Gel

Side effects of A Ret TZ Gel

Common
  • Itching
  • Skin redness
  • Dry skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin burn
  • Skin peeling

How to use A Ret TZ 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 TZ Gel works

A Ret TZ Gel is a form of vitamin A. It works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells, and blocks certain substances which cause inflammation (redness and swelling) on skin. This reduces scaling and thickening of the skin in psoriasis and clears acne.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
A Ret TZ Gel is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
A Ret TZ Gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Patient Concerns

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Is photostable sunscreen gel a good for oily acne prone skin ,do it cause any further breakout or not
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
photistable is oily use la shield gel or sunmate gel
Which gel or cream contains clindamycin and adapalene for acne pls tell the gel or cream which contains these so that i can start my treatmenti expect a reply
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
For Acne- Faceclin Gel For application twice daily over affected area.
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How should A Ret TZ be applied?

A thin film of the A Ret TZ should be applied once daily in the evening. Care should be taken to apply it only to areas of affected skin, avoid application to healthy skin or in skin folds. Treatment is limited to 10% body surface area (approximately equivalent to the total skin area of one arm).

Q. Does A Ret TZ help with acne scars?

A Ret TZ is used for treating acne along with reducing blackheads and whiteheads. It acts by slowing skin cell overgrowth and decreasing skin cell inflammation, which can lead to acne.

Q. How long does it take A Ret TZ to work?

The recommended duration differs for different ailments. The symptoms of acne usually improve within 4 weeks of treatment with A Ret TZ. However, for treating psoriasis, the symptoms may take about 1 to 4 weeks in showing improvement. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse.

Q. Is A Ret TZ good for skin?

Yes, A Ret TZ has been identified to be useful for skin. It works by increasing the thickness of the outer skin layers which helps in reducing facial wrinkles and discoloration. It is generally helpful in patients who are using other skin care and sunlight avoidance programs.

Q. What precautions do I need to follow while applying A Ret TZ?

A Ret TZ should not be used on healthy, eczematous or inflamed skin, as it may cause severe irritation. Externally used medications and cosmetics that have a strong drying effect should be avoided. Weather extremes, such as wind or cold, may be more irritating to patients using A Ret TZ. Avoid excessive exposure to UV rays (sun, solarium, PUVA therapy, or UVB therapy) during the treatment. Use sunscreen and protective clothing during A Ret TZ therapy.

Q. Is A Ret TZ safe to be used in pregnancy?

A Ret TZ is not advised to be taken during pregnancy. An effective birth control should be used for a woman of child bearing potential. However, in order to conceive, consult your doctor about a time period after which pregnancy can be contemplated after using A Ret TZ. In case, you become pregnant while using this medicine, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately as this product may cause birth defects.

Q. Can I use cosmetics while using A Ret TZ?

Cosmetics and skin care products can be used but preferably 1 hour before or after using A Ret TZ. This is done so that the cosmetics/skin care products are allowed to pass slowly through the skin and absorbed completely. Avoid using products which have excessive drying effect.

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