Retin-A has as active ingredient Tretinoin. It is the acid form of vitamin A. The medicine can be prescribed for treatment of acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris.
It is recommended to apply the medicine on clean dry face avoiding irritated skin. Note please, it may take 6-9 weeks to see the effect.
Be careful applying the cream; avoid the areas around eyes and lips. Middle aged people can be more sensitive to Retin-A. Before starting your treatment tell your doctor if you have eczema or excessive sensitivity to the sun. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feed.
Patients with hypersensitivity to Retin-A can't use the medicine.
Side effects can be the following: redness, scaling, itching, and burning. Serious side effects are unlikely to occur. If you notice any side effect not listed above please contact your doctor at once.
Retin-A can interact with the following medicines: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tetracycline, sulfa drugs.