Atralin; Avita; Refissa; Renova; Renova Pump; Retin-A; Retin-A Micro; Retin-A Micro Pump; Tretin-X
Rejuva-A; Renova; Retin-A; Retin-A Micro; Retinova; Stieva-A; Vitamin A Acid
- It is used to treat pimples (acne).
- It is used on the face to treat wrinkles, skin spots, and skin that feels rough.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to tretinoin or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are taking any drugs that may raise the chance of sunburn, like antibiotics, water pills, or drugs used to treat mood problems.
- For women, if you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
- If you sunburn easily.
- If you have sunburn or other skin problems, talk with your doctor.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Skin may look worse before it looks better.
- Do not put on sunburned skin.
- Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.
- Practice good skin care and avoid the sun.
- You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
- Some weather conditions may irritate the skin. Talk with the doctor.
- Use of other skin products may cause more irritation.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- This drug may cause harm if swallowed. If this drug is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Skin swelling.
- Dry skin.
- Feeling of warmth.
- Change in color of skin.
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Follow how to use as you have been told by your doctor or read the package insert.
- Put on at bedtime.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Wait 20 to 30 minutes before use.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- This drug may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Protect from heat or open flame.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
Tretinoin (Topical)©2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Generated on December 2, 2015