| Tretin Cream
| HeSa Pharma
What is Tretin Cream?
Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) containing the active ingredient tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself. It works by unblocking the pores to allow the skin's natural oil producing glands to function properly and decrease the formation of blackheads and spots. It also loosens the cells on the surface of the skin to promote turnover of the skin cells and aid the natural exfoliation of the outer layers of the skin. The gel can be used in the treatment of acne but cannot be used to cure the condition. Some patients may also use the medication to improve the appearance of the skin and minimize fine wrinkles.
How is Tretin Cream used?
Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) is usually applied topically once per day unless otherwise directed by a doctor. The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.
Prior to applying the gel, wash your hands and affected area with mild soap and allow to air dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Apply a small dose with the fingertips to the affected area and massage it in gently to cover the entire affected area. Your acne may become worst in the beginning of your treatment as it is working on pimples forming inside the skin. The medication may take up to 8 to 12 weeks to notice the results from the treatment.
Patients using Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Warmth or stinging at application site
- Lightening or darkening of the skin
- Dry skin
- Worsening of acne
- Blistering, crusting or scaling of the skin
- Eye irritation
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to UV light
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Tretin Cream (Tretinoin) is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.