|Acne and skin infection
Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) is a type of retinoid which is prescribed to treat acne. It works by affecting the growth of cells in the skin, and helps to heal acne pimples and rejuvenate the skin. It can also be used to reduce the signs of ageing like facial lines and sun spots, as well as alone or with other topical treatments to treat alopecia and other kinds of hair loss. Some patients use this product to help reduce fine wrinkles and to improve the overall outlook of their skin.
Dosage and Administration
Always use Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) is a topical gel that needs to be applied to the affected area in strict compliance with the instructions provided by your doctor. Prior to application, the skin should be cleaned. It is also important to ensure that the skin is completely dry, as irritation may occur if the gel is applied to skin that is wet.
Application of Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) may cause side effects, such as:
- Darker skin
- Skin lightening
- Peeling or irritation of the skin
- Worsening of acne at the start of treatment
A doctor should be informed if any side effects occur and are bothersome. If you experience any severe side effects, seek medical treatment immediately.
You should avoid any unnecessary skin exposure to sunlight while using Tretin Cream (Tretinoin).
Do not allow any of the gel to get into the mouth, eyes, nose or any other sensitive areas of the body, and ensure that it is not applied to broken or damaged skin.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.