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Retino AC Gel

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Introduction

Retino AC Gel is a combination of two medicines, used to treat acne, which appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest or back. This medicine works by attacking the germs that cause them and rejuvenates sun damaged skin.

Retino AC Gel is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. It should not be applied to broken or damaged skin. Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get it in these areas. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. Do not stop using it as soon as your acne starts to get better. Ask your doctor when you should stop treatment.

Side effects like burning sensation, irritation, itching, redness, dryness, skin peeling or skin inflammation (dermatitis) may be seen at the application site, in some people. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.

It is a safe medicine, but you should inform your doctor if you have any problems with your bowels (intestines), if you have ever had bloody diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics or if you are using any other medicines to treat skin conditions. Consult your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Retino AC Gel

Benefits of Retino AC Gel

In Acne

Retino AC Gel is a combination medicine that helps treat acne (commonly called pimples) by reducing the production of excessive oil in the skin that causes acne. This also kills acne-causing bacteria and prevents spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes a few 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.

Side effects of Retino AC 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 Retino AC

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Dryness
  • Skin peeling
  • Dermatitis

How to use Retino AC 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 Retino AC Gel works

Retino AC Gel is a combination of two medicines: Clindamycin and Tretinoin, which treats pimples (acne). Clindamycin is an antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A which reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes the skin and helps keep your pores open.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Retino AC 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Retino AC 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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Quick Tips

  • Retino AC Gel should be Applied as a thin layer onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by acne.
  • Clean the area to be treated with water and a non-medicated soap, and let it dry for 20-30 minutes before applying the medicine.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  •  Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Retino AC Gel as it increases the sensitivity of your skin. Use protective measures such as sun-cream or protective clothing.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

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FAQs

Q. Can I use Retino AC Gel every night?

Retino AC Gel should be used only as directed by your physician. The dose depends on the condition your are being treated for and the strength of the medicine you are using. Do not use more than instructed by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions religiously and do not alter the dose on your own.

Q. How long does it take for Retino AC Gel to work for hyperpigmentation?

Retino AC Gel works by replacing damaged skin cells with newer ones, thus rejuvenating the skin. However, it may take upto three to six months to achieve noticeable results. In some cases, it might take longer, depending upon the color of the post acne inflammatory pigmentation being treated, in relation to the normal surrounding skin.

Q. How do you use Retino AC Gel cream?

Wash your face gently with mild soap and warm water and pat your skin dry with a towel. Just use a pea sized amount of Retino AC Gel for applying over the entire face. Do not use more than the required dose as it may cause undesired side effects. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Retino AC Gel remove post-acne dark spots?

Retino AC Gel lightens post acne dark spots by replacing the damaged skin cells with newer ones. Thus, it lightens the skin tone and makes it brighter and clearer than before.

Q. What if I forget a dose?- Can omit

If your forget to apply Retino AC Gel at your usual time, do not apply it as you remember in order to make up for the missed dose. Use it at your usual time only and do not double the dose as it may cause unwanted side effects.

Q. Is it safe to use Retino AC Gel in pregnancy and breastfeeding?

It is potentially unsafe to use this medicine while you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known whether this medicine.

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References

  1. Clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin [FDA Label]. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.; 2006 [revised Jul. 2010]. [Accessed 9 Dec. 2019] (online) Available from: External Link
  2. Tretinoin and clindamycin phosphate [EMC SmPC]. Hatfield, Hertfordshire: Mylan Products Ltd.; 2013 [revised 19th Apri. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Dec. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Expires on or after: July, 2021

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