Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion)
What is Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion) used for?
Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion) is in a class of medications known as retinoids, which work by affecting skin cell growth and helping the skin to renew itself. It is used as a treatment for acne. It may also be used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, to improve the skin's appearance, and also for other skin conditions.
How should I use Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion)?
Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion) is applied directly to the skin, exactly as prescribed by your physician. You may be told to apply it once per day, at bedtime, or else once every 2 to 3 days. It is important to note that your acne may worsen during the first 7 to 10 days of treatment. You should continue using it, as these sores should disappear. It normally takes 2 to 3 weeks before an improvement is noticed, however it may sometimes take more than 6 weeks to notice an improvement.
What are the side effects of Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion)?
Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion) may cause:
You should consult your physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Retin-A Micro Gel (Tretinion). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.