Acne & Skin Care
Tretoin Cream 0.05% 20 g
Tretoin Cream contains the active ingredient Tretinoin, a carboxylic acid form of vitamin A, is a first generation topical retinoid. It is commonly used to treat acne and keratosis pilarisis (a harmless skin condition that causes rough, dry patches and tiny bumps, usually on the cheeks, upper arms, buttocks, and thighs). Tretinoin is on the WHO list of essential medicines, a list of the most important medicines required in a basic health system.
Tretoin Cream is indicated for topical use in the treatment of acne vulgaris, in which blackheads, papules, and pustules predominate. It is not recommended as monotherapy in case of acne conglobata (a highly inflammatory disease with blackheads, nodules, pustules, and draining sinus tracts).
Tretoin Cream contains the active ingredient Tretinoin. The drug being a metabolite of retinol, is both structurally and pharmacologically related to vitamin A, which regulates the cell growth and regenerates the outer layer of the skin. It makes the surface layer of the skin thinner and pores less likely to become blocked, reducing the occurrence of blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
Tretoin Cream is well tolerated after nightly application. Side effects have been limited to mild irritation, peeling, and erythema, especially in the early stage of treatment. Some patients may experience a temporary sensation of warmth or slightly stinging after the application of the medicine. If immoderate reactions occur, the frequency of application may be reduced, or treatment discontinued temporarily till the reactions become less intense. The frequency or dose may then be adjusted to a level, which the patient can tolerate.
Tretoin Cream should be applied once daily, before retiring, to the skin areas where lesions appear. Clean the area before you apply the cream and pat dry with a soft cotton cloth. Use enough quantity to cover the entire affected area lightly. Don’t forget to wash your hands properly after the application.
Don't let this Tretoin Cream come in contact with the delicate parts of your face like eyes, nose, or lips. Wash them thoroughly with water if they are exposed to the medication accidently.
After using Tretoin Cream, a temporary feeling of warmth or slight stinging may occur. In this case, it is necessary to reduce the frequency of the application or to discontinue the treatment. The frequency of application may be increased, or treatment may be resumed when the patient becomes able to tolerate the treatment. If you have any doubt, please ask your physician.
Patients treated with Tretoin Cream acne treatment may use cosmetics, but the affected area to be treated should be cleansed thoroughly before the medicine is applied. If the cream is applied excessively, no rapid or better results will be obtained and marked redness, peeling of the skin, and discomfort may occur. Please consult your physician in case of an accidental overdose.
Use Tretoin Cream as long as it is recommended to you. Do not stop in between during the course of the treatment as it may take four to six weeks to see the effects of this medication. If the acne still does not improve after this time, call your physician.
Always remember to use Tretoin Cream on time. If you miss a dose, then use it as soon as you remember.
Creams are flammable, keep the medicine away from heat and flame. Keep the tube tightly closed. Store it at room temperature. Ensure that your children and pets don't have access to the Tretoin Cream.
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