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.
Xylem A Cream is a form of vitamin A. When applied on scalp, it works by promoting the growth of hair follicles, thereby stimulating hair growth. When used on skin, it reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin and helps keep your pores open.
If you are allergic to tretinoin or any of the other ingredients or other ‘retinoid’ medicines (isotretinoin, acitretin and tazarotene) and peanuts or soya (as tretinoin medicines may contain soyabean oil).
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not drive or operate or drive machinery while you are taking tretinoin.
Avoid becoming pregnant during and within one month (four weeks) after stopping treatment with tretinoin. Consult your doctor for the right method of contraception you can use.
Avoid getting tretinoin cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth
Tretinoin cream may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Take suitable precautions (sun cream, clothing etc.).
Do not apply tretinoin cream to sunburned skin.
Do not stop using tretinoin if your skin condition appears to worsen for the first 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. This is expected.
Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or products on your skin.
Tretinoin should be used extreme caution in children younger than 12 years old.
Xylem A 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.
Xylem A Cream is unsafe to use during lactation.
Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Q. Is Xylem a a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Xylem a is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medicines called ‘retinoids'. Xylem a and retinol are similar but Xylem a tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin
Q. Is Xylem a safe/ Xylem a cream safe?
Xylem a 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 Xylem a cream work/ is Xylem a cream good for acne/acne scars/ lighten skin/ thin the skin/ work on wrinkles/ fade dark spots/clog pores/ cause breakouts?
Xylem a 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 Xylem a available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor's prescription
Q. Does Xylem a stain clothes?
It may stain as it has a preservative in it.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.