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Tretiheal (Tretinoin) Cream 0.05% (20gm)

Tretinoin is a vitamin A derivative and is one of the most preferred topical drugs in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. It belongs to the class of Retinoids. This drug increases the turnover rate of cells that helps in preventing new pimples. Tretinoin got FDA approval in 1971. This drug minimizes the signs and severity of the disease, Acne.

The ailment it is used for:

Tretinoin is used in the below listed conditions:

  • Mild to moderate acne
  • On damaged skin due to excessive exposure to sun

 Understanding the drug Tretinoin:

How it works?

Tretinoin is a very active exfoliator that accelerates the skin cycle. Tretinoin acid improves the pigmentation by speeding up the elimination of melanin in the dermis. It also increase collagen levels in the skin cells and improve fine wrinkles. It does not, however, have an effect on deep converges formed on the skin and ice pick scars. This medicine all improves the overall quality of skin.

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Tretinoin if you:                                                

  • You have allergic to Tretinoin
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have urinary problems
  • Have stomach related problems
  • You have an abnormally high white blood cell (wbc) count
  • You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breast-feeding mother

How much to apply?

Always take the medicine as per prescription. Apply the medicine in an apt amount as excess application can increase the side effects. Always use the medicine for the prescribed amount of time only.


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