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A-Ret Gel (Generic Tretinoin Cream) – Product Information
A-Ret Gel(Tretinoin) in strengths of 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1% is used for the treatment of Acne vulgaris, Photoaging & Melasma. A-Ret Gel is also used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
Name of Drug
A-Ret Gel : Sometimes A-Ret Gel is also referred to as: Retin-A Cream and Retino-A Cream.
Manufacturer of A-Ret Gel
A-Ret Gel is manufactured by Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Trademark holder Invida
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredient present in A-Ret Gel is Tretinoin. A-Ret Gel contains tretinoin in either of three strengths, 0.1%, 0.05%, or 0.025%.
Uses of A-Ret Gel (Generic Tretinoin Cream)
A-Ret Gel (Generic Tretinoin Cream) is commonly used to treat acne vulgaris, Photoaging, Melasma and keratosis pilaris. A-Ret (Tretinoin) is also used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
A-Ret Gel (Generic Tretinoin Cream) – Dosage
A-Ret Gel should be applied once a day at bedtime. Apply a thin layer of Generic Tretinoin Cream to affected area of the skin where acne lesions appear, using enough to cover the entire affected area lightly. Wash your hands immediately after use. Using this medication more frequently or in excessive amounts does not improve the results, but may increase side effects. Avoid applying near the eyes, mouth, or open cuts since this medication can irritate sensitive skin. Acne may appear to worsen when the medication is first used; continue therapy. It may take three to six weeks before the full benefits of this medication are seen. Use mild soap when washing your face. Do not wash face excessively. Abrasive soaps, cleansers, medicated creams or lotions can increase skin irritation. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about their use. Use other acne preparations with caution while using this medication.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A. Topical Tretinoin is used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne and on skin that has been damaged by excessive exposure to the sun. Tretinoin irritates the skin and causes the cells of the skin to grow (divide) and die more rapidly, that is, it increases the turnover of cells. The number of layers of cells in the skin actually is reduced. In patients with acne, new cells replace the cells of existing pimples, and the rapid turnover of cells prevents new pimples from forming. By a similar mechanism, Tretinoin can reduce some wrinkles, areas of darkened skin, and rough areas of skin, all of which occur in sun-damaged skin. In patients with sun-damaged skin, improvements in the skin usually are seen within the first 3 to 4 weeks of treatment. Brown spots begin to fade after six to eight weeks. Wrinkles decrease or disappear after three to six months. Following application to the skin, a minimal amount of drug is absorbed into the body. The FDA approved topical Tretinoin in 1971.
If you miss a dose of A-Ret Gel, use it as soon as you remember. Do not use if it is almost time for the next dose. Skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Storage Instructions for A-Ret Gel
Store at room temperature away from sunlight. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and Pets.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using A-Ret Gel
Therapy with A-Ret Gel (Generic Tretinoin Cream) may make your skin more susceptible to sunburn and other adverse effects of the sun, so unprotected exposure to natural or artificial sunlight should be minimized. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and sunlamps. Wear protective clothing and use an effective sunscreen. This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known if A-Ret appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Possible Side Effects of A-Ret Gel
Due to the possibility of irritation, it is advisable to begin treatment on a small area of skin. Exposure to the sun or to ultraviolet rays causes additional irritation. During treatment, such exposure should be avoided as much as possible or a sun block should be used. During the first weeks of treatment there may be an apparent worsening of the problem. Such a reaction is perfectly normal because small cysts deep within the skin are being eliminated at an accelerated rate. This medication can increase sensitivity wind and cold. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and sunlamps. Wear protective clothing and use an effective sunscreen. The skin of certain sensitive individuals may become excessively red, swollen, blistered or crusted. If you are experiencing severe or persistent irritation, stop using of A-Ret Gel and consult your doctor. If Tretinoin or any inactive ingredient causes hypersensitivity, discontinue use.
More Information on A-Ret Gel
- Serious side effects are not likely to occur. Stop using Generic Tretinoin Cream and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).
- You may experience some burning, warmth, stinging, tingling, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, or irritation while you are using tretinoin topical. If these side effects are excessive, talk to your doctor. You may need a lower dose or less frequent applications of tretinoin topical.
- If you notice a change in your skin color, contact your doctor.
- Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Buy A-Ret Cream Gel (Generic Tretinoin Cream) Online
You can buy A-Ret Gel (Generic Tretinoin Cream) online at a Cheap rate from the Swiss Pharmacy. A-Ret Gel is available in tubes of 20 grams in strengths of 0.025%, 0.05% and 0.1%. A 20 g tube of 0.025 strength is priced at $10.5 per unit for an order of 10 tubes.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Thursday, 08. September 2011.