Retin-A Gel 0.1% (Tretinoin)
Retin-A Gel is used for treating acne. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use
Use Retin-A Gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Retin-A Gel is a vitamin A derivative. How it exerts its beneficial effects against acne is not fully known. Tretinoin appears to increase skin-cell turnover and to reduce the tendency for skin cells to stick together. This reduces the formation of acne and allows quicker healing of acne that does develop.
If you miss a dose of Retin-A Gel, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Store Retin-A Gel at room temperature, between 59 and 80 degrees F (15 and 26 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat and light. Keep Retin-A Gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do NOT use Retin-A Gel if you are allergic to any ingredient in Retin-A Gel.
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
If you have any questions about Retin-A Gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.