About Tretinoin Gel USP:
Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself.
Tretinoin topical (for the skin) is used to treat acne, to smooth rough facial skin, and to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, vagina, or in the creases of your nose.
What Are The Contraindictions Of Tretinoin Gel USP?
You should not use tretinoin topical if you are allergic to it.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Some brands of tretinoin topical are not approved for use in anyone under 18.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- eczema; or
- an allergy to fish (the gel may contain ingredients derived from fish).
- It is not known whether tretinoin topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
- It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.
What Are The Side Effects Of Tretinoin Gel USP?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe burning, stinging, or irritation of treated skin;
- severe skin dryness; or
- severe redness, swelling, blistering, peeling, or crusting.
- Your skin may be more sensitive to weather extremes such as cold and wind while using this medicine.
Common side effects may include:
- skin pain, redness, burning, itching, or irritation;
- sore throat;
- mild warmth or stinging where the medicine was applied; or
- changes in color of treated skin.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.