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Tea02420tretinoin 0.05 % Topical Cream
Tri03520TRETIN-X 0.025 % Topical Combo Pack
Tri03530TRETIN-X (gel) 0.025 % Topical Combo Pack
Cly01830tretinoin 0.1 % Topical Cream
Tri02450tretinoin 0.01 % Topical Gel
Tri02441tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Gel
Cor00700Atralin 0.05 % Topical Gel
Rou02441tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Gel
Rou02430tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Cream
Myn61411Avita 0.025 % Topical Cream
A0117450tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Cream
Ort0204zRetin-A Micro 0.04 % Topical Gel
Prg03610tretinoin 0.05 % Topical Cream
Tri02420tretinoin 0.05 % Topical Cream
Tri03510TRETIN-X 0.05 % Topical Combo Pack
Prg01820tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Cream
Tri02411tretinoin 0.1 % Topical Cream
Drm03630tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Gel
Tri02451tretinoin 0.01 % Topical Gel
Rou02420tretinoin 0.05 % Topical Cream
Rou02411tretinoin 0.1 % Topical Cream
Rou02451tretinoin 0.01 % Topical Gel
Myn61401Avita 0.025 % Topical Gel
A0275010Retin-A 0.1 % Topical Cream
Ort02042Retin-A Micro 0.04 % Topical Gel
Ort02043Retin-A Micro Pump 0.04 % Topical Gel
Tri02431tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Cream
Myn61410Avita 0.025 % Topical Cream
Prg01821tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Cream
Tri02410tretinoin 0.1 % Topical Cream
Prg03620tretinoin 0.01 % Topical Gel
Prg03621tretinoin 0.01 % Topical Gel
Rou02421tretinoin 0.05 % Topical Cream
Rou02410tretinoin 0.1 % Topical Cream
Rou02450tretinoin 0.01 % Topical Gel
Tri03810TRETIN-X 0.0375 % Topical Cream
A0190020Retin-A Micro 0.1 % Topical Gel
Ort04750Retin-A 0.025 % Topical Gel
Ort01900Retin-A Micro Pump 0.1 % Topical Gel
Tri02430tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Cream
Tri03500TRETIN-X 0.1 % Topical Combo Pack
Tri03540TRETIN-X (gel) 0.01 % Topical Combo Pack
Tri02440tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Gel
Atx03632tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Gel
Cly01831tretinoin 0.1 % Topical Cream
Rou02440tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Gel
Rou02431tretinoin 0.025 % Topical Cream
Myn61400Avita 0.025 % Topical Gel


This medication is used to treat acne. It may decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing of pimples that do develop. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells.

Side Effects

A brief sensation of warmth or stinging may occur immediately after applying the medication. Skin redness, dryness, itching, scaling, mild burning, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication. These effects usually decrease with continued use. A daytime moisturizer may be helpful for excessive dry skin (see Notes). If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Your doctor may want you to decrease how often you use tretinoin, change the strength or type, or have you stop using it. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Notify your doctor if you experience: blistering, crusting, severe burning/swelling of the skin, eye redness and watering (conjunctivitis), eyelid swelling, skin discoloration. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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