Tretinoin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of blood cancer.
Application site reactions (burning
itching and redness)
How to use
Tretinoin is meant for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How it works
Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A. It works by slowing the growth of certain types of diseased blood cells, and promotes the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood. This helps to reverse symptoms of acute promyelocytic leukemia such as tiredness, bleeding and infections,.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Tretinoin a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol? Tretinoin is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medicines called â€˜retinoids'. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but Tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin
Q. Is Tretinoin safe/ Tretinoin cream safe? Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years
Q. Does Tretinoin cream work/ is Tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/ lighten skin/ thin the skin/ work on wrinkles/ fade dark spots/clog pores/ cause breakouts? Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it
Q. Is Tretinoin available over the counter? It is available only as per doctor's prescription
Q. Does Tretinoin stain clothes? It may stain as it has a preservative in it.
You have been prescribed Tretinoin for the treatment of severe acne.Take it with or after food.Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Tretinoin. Use protective measures such as sun-cream or protective clothing.It may cause dryness of mouth, lips, and eyes. Drink plenty of water, use moisturiser and avoid wearing contact lenses. Inform your doctor if it bothers you.Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Tretinoin affects you.Your doctor may get regular blood tests to track lipid levels, liver function, and cell count in your blood.Do not take Tretinoin if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
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