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How to use tretinoin?

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Drug Class: Acne Therapy Topical – Retinoids and Derivatives

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
  • Apply to clean/dry/intact skin as directed
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
  • Apply to clean/dry/intact skin as directed
  • Avoid contact with eyes, inside of nose or mouth.
  • Do not apply to sunburned skin
  • Protect skin from sunlight
  • Avoid sunlamps
  • May take 3 months for full benefit of therapy

  • For cream products : Tell pharmacist or doctor before taking other meds.
  • For gel products : Keep medicine away from heat or flames.

What are side effects of Tretinoin?Any warnings while using Tretinoin?Does Tretinoin interact with any drugs?Is Tretinoin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Tretinoin?What if you missed a dose of Tretinoin?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWhat is the correct way to use tretinoin?What is the correct way to use tretinoin?A: Correct Way to Use Tretinoin. Tretinoin is applied as you would use any other face cream/moisturizer/ or gel. Place a small amount in your fingertips and rub it in all over your face. If your skin is sensitive, you may need to start out slowly to avoid excessive redness and irritation.

    Precautions

    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
    • Apply to clean/dry/intact skin as directed
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
    • Apply to clean/dry/intact skin as directed
    • Avoid contact with eyes, inside of nose or mouth.
    • Do not apply to sunburned skin
    • Protect skin from sunlight
    • Avoid sunlamps
    • May take 3 months for full benefit of therapy

    • For cream products : Tell pharmacist or doctor before taking other meds.
    • For gel products : Keep medicine away from heat or flames.

    What are side effects of Tretinoin?Any warnings while using Tretinoin?Does Tretinoin interact with any drugs?Is Tretinoin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Tretinoin?What if you missed a dose of Tretinoin?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What is the correct way to use tretinoin? A: Correct Way to Use Tretinoin. Tretinoin is applied as you would use any other face cream/moisturizer/ or gel. Place a small amount in your fingertips and rub it in all over your face. If your skin is sensitive, you may need to start out slowly to avoid excessive redness and irritation.

    When to apply tretinoin? The best time to apply tretinoin cream or gel to your face is at night, shortly before you go to bed. This allows the tretinoin to be fully absorbed by your facial skin without any risk of wind, sunlight or dust particles from affecting your skin.

    What’s the difference between Retin-A and tretinoin? Retin-A and Retin-A Micro are both brand names for tretinoin. The big difference between these two medications is how they deliver the tretinoin to your skin. Retin-A Micro delivers the medication more slowly, over time, so it’s less irritating than Retin-A. Consider retinol an over-the-counter version of Retin-A.

    What does tretinoin do to skin? The effect of tretinoin is the speeding of skin cell turnover, reducing breakouts and producing smoother, younger looking skin. Melanocytes, the skin cells responsible for skin pigment, are suppressed by tretinoin.

    When to apply tretinoin?

    When to apply tretinoin? The best time to apply tretinoin cream or gel to your face is at night, shortly before you go to bed. This allows the tretinoin to be fully absorbed by your facial skin without any risk of wind, sunlight or dust particles from affecting your skin.

    Where to apply tretinoin? Tretinoin is applied as you would use any other face cream/moisturizer/ or gel. Place a small amount in your fingertips and rub it in all over your face. If your skin is sensitive, you may need to start out slowly to avoid excessive redness and irritation.

    What is tretinoin cream? Tretinoin cream is a medication used to treat acne. According to Drugs.com, it is a vitamin A derivative that induces skin-cell turnover and allows the skin cells to stay separated. MedlinePlus says that tretinoin cream causes your skin to peel and helps unclog your pores.