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Retino-A 0.05% Cream

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Retino-A 0.05% Cream

Primary uses of Retino-A 0.05% Cream

20 gm in 1 tube

Medicine Overview of Retino-A Cream


Uses of Retino-A Cream

Retino-A 0.05% Cream is used in the treatment of acne.

Retino-A Cream side effects


Side Effect of Retino-A is Skin irritation.


How to use Retino-A Cream

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 cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Retino-A Cream works

Retino-A 0.05% Cream works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

In Depth Information on Retino-A Cream

Expert advice for Retino-A Cream

  • Apply a thin layer of Retino-A 0.05% Cream once daily, before bedtime, to the affected area of skin.
  • You may experience mild skin irritation on applying Retino-A 0.05% Cream.
  • Exposure to sunlight may cause skin irritation. Hence, avoid this type of exposure while using Retino-A 0.05% Cream.
  • The color and texture of your skin may change on long-term use.
  • Not advisable for women who are or plan to become pregnant.
  • Certain other skin medications such as benzoyl peroxide may inactivate Retino-A 0.05% Cream and therefore should not be used simultaneously.
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Retino-A Cream related warnings
Special precautions for Retino-A Cream
No interaction found/established
Retino-A 0.05% Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Retino-A 0.05% Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Retino-A 0.05% Cream via licking.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Retino-A Cream?uses

If you miss a dose of Retino-A 0.05% Cream, 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.

Patient Concerns

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Frequently asked questions about Retino-A Cream

Frequently asked questions about Tretinoin Topical

Q. Is tretinoin topical a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin topical is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medications called as ‘retinoids'. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin
Q. Is tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years
Q. Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/lighten skin/thin the skin/work on wrinkles/fade dark spots/clog pores/cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it
Q. Is tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor's prescription.

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