Retino A cream 0.05% belongs to the group of medicine known as retinoid family. The medicine is used for topical application for treating acne vulgaris and skin that is damaged due to sun burn. It is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies located at various geographical locations. It is available in the market under different brand names such as Aberela, Airol, Atralin, Avita, Retacnyl, Refissa, Renova, or Stieva-A, etc. The usefulness of Retino A cream 0.05% is not limited to this only. Infect it is also used for treating acute promyelocytic leukaemia and is sold by pharmaceutical company, Roche, under the trade name of Vesanoid.
Active and Inactive ingredients of Retino A cream:
Active ingredient: Tretinoin
Inactive ingredients: stearyl alcohol, butylated hydro-oxy-toluene, stearic acid, xanthan gum, sorbic acid, etc.
Storage condition of Retino A cream:
Should be stored at a temperature that ranges from 15-30 degree centigrade
Should be kept away from the reach of children and pets.
The users should check the expiry date before applying the cream.
Cream should be protected from light, heat and moisture.
Mechanism of action:
Retino A cream works by irritating the infected skin and this causes cells to grow and divide and die at a much fast rate. This increases the turnover of the cells and cell layers get reduced.
Retino A cream used to treat acne reduces fine lines of wrinkles and also hyperpigmentation.
Following are some of the side effects that patient might get after using Retino A cream:
Skin become excessive red
Since the texture of skin varies from person to person, some of the users might get some other side effects as well. Therefore, the patient should always speak to the doctor in case they feel any unusual reactions on the body.
Retino A cream might interact with some other medicine, leading to serious side effects. In order to avoid such condition, the patient should always make a list of all medicines that they are using. The patient should never increase or decrease the dose than recommended by the doctor.
Retino A cream 0.05% should be applied once in day before going to the bed. The result of this medicine can be noticed after 2-3 weeks.
In case the patient misses the dose, they should apply it as soon as it is remembered. In case it is time for the next dose, then they should skip the missed dose and apply the medicine as per their planning.
If overdose of the medicine is suspected by the patient then they should consult to the doctor immediately.
Before using Retino A cream, the patient should let their doctor know in case they are allergic to this medicine.
If the patient is taking any prescription, non-prescription or herbal product then they should tell to the doctor before using this medicine.
Retino A cream has many inactive ingredients in it that might cause allergic reaction. Therefore, the patient always check entire ingredient before applying the cream.
Retino A cream might pass to the breast milk of the nursing patient and can harm the baby. Therefore, the patient should always consult to the doctor before using it.
During pregnancy, the medicine should only be used if recommended by the doctor.
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