Medicine Overview of Retop A Gel
Retop A 0.025% Gel is used in the treatment of acne
Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing. Retop A 0.025% Gel may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Retop A 0.025% Gel works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.
In Depth Information on Retop A Gel
Apply a thin layer of Retop A 0.025% Gel once daily, before bedtime, to the affected area of skin.
You may experience mild skin irritation on applying Retop A 0.025% Gel.
- Exposure to sunlight may cause skin irritation. Hence, avoid this type of exposure while using Retop A 0.025% Gel.
- 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 Retop A 0.025% Gel and therefore should not be used simultaneously.
Retop A Gel related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Retop A 0.025% Gel 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.
Retop A 0.025% Gel 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 Retop A 0.025% Gel via licking.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Your ability to drive or operate machinery might be impaired while you are taking Retop A 0.025% Gel especially if you are feeling dizzy or have a severe headache.
There is limited information available on the use of Retop A 0.025% Gel in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Retop A 0.025% Gel in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Retop A 0.025% 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.
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Frequently asked questions about Retop A Gel
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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