Retino-A Cream 0.05%
Retino-A Cream is used for treating acne. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use
Use Retino-A Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Retino-A Cream is for external use only.
Remove all cosmetics with a mild soap before applying Retino-A Cream. Gently dry the area. Wait 20 to 30 minutes to make sure that your skin is completely dry.
Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Rub in gently.
Wash your hands immediately after using Retino-A Cream.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Retino-A Cream is a vitamin A derivative. How it exerts its beneficial effects against acne is not fully known. Tretinoin appears to increase skin-cell turnover and to reduce the tendency for skin cells to stick together. This reduces the formation of acne and allows quicker healing of acne that does develop.
If you miss a dose of Retino-A Cream, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Store Retino-A Cream at room temperature, between 59 and 80 degrees F (15 and 26 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat and light. Keep Retino-A Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do NOT use Retino-A Cream, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Retino-A Cream.
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Redness, peeling, or feeling of warmth; sensitivity to sunlight; skin irritation; stinging at application site.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe redness, swelling, blistering, or crusting of the skin.
If you have any questions about Retino-A Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Retino-A Cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.