Tretin 0.05% Cream
Tretin 0.05% Cream is prescribed to patients with severe acne problems. The drug effectively treats acne and reduces the amount of pimples that tend to develop, while healing pimples that have already developed on the body. The group of medicines that the drug belongs to is known as retinoids. The drug affects skin cell growth in the body regulating the amount of pimples that crop up.
How To Take
Tretin 0.05% Cream is usually applied to the face once a day in the evening, following steps listed below:
Gently wash your face with a mild soap. Pat the skin dry and wait 20-30 minutes before applying Tretin 0.05% Cream. Take a small amount of this medicine (the size of a pearl about ¼ inch or 5mm diameter) on your fingertip and apply to your face
This should be enough to cover your affected area lightly. Be careful when applying Tretin 0.05% Cream to avoid your eyes, ears, nostrils, angles of the nose and mouth
Tretin 0.025% Cream
Tretin 0.05% Cream
Burning or tingling sensation of skin
Red spots on skin
Peeling and blistering of skin
Patchy appearance of skin
Photosensitivity of skin
Nausea and Vomiting
Fever with body pain
Dry mucous membrane
Blood cell disorder
Difficulty in breathing
Dizziness and fainting
Pregnancy = Use of Tretin 0.05% Cream by pregnant women is not recommended. Use appropriate contraception and avoid getting pregnant while using this medicine. Contact your doctor and discuss the risks if a pregnancy is suspected.
Breast-feeding = Tretin 0.05% Cream is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding. It can be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved with use. You should not breastfeed while the topical form of this medicine is applied.
Oral use = The oral form of this medicine should be used under clinical supervision only. Appropriate diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.
Exposure to sun = Use of this medicine can cause adverse reactions of the skin on sun exposure. You should either avoid stepping out at daytime or take appropriate precautionary measures.
Other skin creams = Tretin 0.05% Cream may interact with other skin care or medicinal products. Consult your doctor before starting the use of other products along with this medicine.
Contraception = Appropriate means of birth control should be adopted while using this medicine. It can cause oral/hormonal contraception failure and hence use of multiple contraception is advised. Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect a pregnancy while using this medicine.
Tretin 0.05% Cream is a naturally occurring derivative of vitamin A and is used for the treatment of acne and reduce wrinkles of the face. It is also used to treat a type of cancer where the blood cells fail to mature.