Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin)
What is Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin) used for?
Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin) is a topical cream which is used to treat acne and acne pimples. The active ingredient in this cream is a form of vitamin A which can help with the skin renewal process, while also helping to heal pimples that have newly formed.
How should I use Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin)?
Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin) should be applied directly to the area affected by acne. Your physician may tell you to apply this cream once per day, just before going to bed. Or you may be told to apply it once every 2 to 3 days. You should note that your condition may worsen for the first 7 to 10 days of treatment. However, it is important to continue using it, even if your condition appears to worsen, as it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks (or in some cases more than 6 weeks) before the full benefits of this treatment are noticed.
What are the side effects of Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin)?
Patients using Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin) may notice side effects, such as:
Consult your physician if you notice any side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Stieva-A Cream (Tretinoin). 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.