Retino A cream contains tretinoin as an active ingredient for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medication called as retinoid. Tretinoin binds to the alpha, beta, gamma retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and is believed to modify the abnormal follicular keratinization. Tretinoin actively encourages the detachment process of cornified cells and enhances shedding of corneocytes from the follicles. Due to this detachment process the comedo contents are pushed through the precursor lesion of acne vulgaris.
Retino A cream should be applied once daily before going to bed as prescribed by the physician. It should be applied after washing your face and wait at least for twenty to thirty minutes before applying the medication. Remember your skin should be completely dry when you are applying the medication.
How to apply The Retino A Cream
1. Squeeze about a half a inch or less of medication on the finger tips.
2. The cream should be applied such that it covers the whole face and is used only for external purpose.
3. Any cosmetic application applied before should be removed and one should wait for 20 to 30 minutes
4. After application the cream should be completely invisible and if you can see the cream on your face you are actually applying too much of it.
5. First cover the affected area with Retino A cream and then wash your hands immediately.
Some commonly seen side effects
There are some unwanted side effects which are reported with Retino A cream. The more commonly side effects which are seen when using the creams includes burning feeling or stinging, peeling of the skin, redness of the skin and unusual dryness of the skin.
There have cases of hepatic side effects which include increase in the serum bilirubin, alkaline phosphates and glutamic pyruvic transaminase. There have been cases of neurological toxicity which includes headache, memory loss, truncal ataxia and dysarthia.
Retino A cream should not be used if you are allergic to tretinoin.
In case of pregnancy tell your doctor immediately before you start the medication.
When you are out in the sunshine effective sunscreen should be used to protect the areas treated with Retino A cream.
The extreme of the climate also affect the skin which is treated with Retino A cream.
Even when you are nursing your baby try to consult your doctor before you start off with the cream.
The medication should be kept out of reach of children and should not be exposed to temperature above forty nine degrees as they are flammable in nature.
The Retino A cream should not be used in children below 12 years of age.
Concomitant usage and outcome
When Retinol A cream is used with preparation especially medicated or abrasive soaps and cleansers, containing sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid drug interaction has been reported.
Retinol A cream has shown interaction when treated with products which have high alcohol concentration, astringent and lime.
Benzoyl peroxide could prove to be very irritating and is believed to decrease the effectiveness of the tretinoin when both the products are used together.
Results of over usage of Retino A cream
When you s tart using the Retino A cream excessively which is more than the prescribed dosage it may results into excessive redness, peeling and discomfort may occur. Keep your doctor informed and
You could take the medication as soon as you remember about the dosage and that to on the same day. In case you don’t remember the next dose then follow the dosage as per the schedule.
Storage of the cream
The Retino A cream should be stored at the room temperature and should be away from light and moisture. The medication should not be exposed to heat and moistures. Exposing the cream to excessive heat could lead to fire.
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