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Tretinoin Information

Tretinoin is an allopathic medicine The correct dosage of Tretinoin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Tretinoin Benefits & Uses

Tretinoin is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Tretinoin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage


Tretinoin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Tretinoin is used -

Severe

Moderate

Mild

Common

  • Fluid retention

Tretinoin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Tretinoin safe for pregnant women?


    Tretinoin can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Tretinoin, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Tretinoin safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Tretinoin. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Tretinoin on the Kidneys?


    In the absence of any scientific study on the side effects of Tretinoin on kidney, information on safety of Tretinoin for kidney is unavailable.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Tretinoin on the Liver?


    Tretinoin may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Tretinoin on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Tretinoin for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Tretinoin with Other Drugs

Tretinoin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Tretinoin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tretinoin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Tretinoin

  • Is this Tretinoin habit forming or addictive?


    Tretinoin is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Tretinoin, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Tretinoin can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Tretinoin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Tretinoin in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Tretinoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tretinoin


    Taking Tretinoin with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tretinoin


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Tretinoin.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Tretinoin

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Tretinoin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Tretinoin is a prescription drug, hence do not take Tretinoin without consulting doctor. This drug is specifically very harmful for pregnant women. Women who are planning for a possible pregnancy should not take it.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Tretinoin cause hair loss?

Dr. MBBS , Dermatology, General Physician, Dietician, Infectious Disease, Sexual Medicine & Marital Therapy, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, AIDS/HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections

Yes, Tretinoin can cause hair loss. It is a very common side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of hair loss is unknown. If you are experiencing hair loss after taking this drug, then do discuss it with your doctor.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Tretinoin with ibuprofen?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Tretinoin can be taken with ibuprofen. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Tretinoin?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Tretinoin is a brand name of tretinoin. It is a prescription drug that belongs to a class of drug known as retinoids. It is available in a different dosage form such as capsule and cream. It is mainly used for the management of acne. it also promotes the peeling of skin. The capsule form of this drug is used for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia in a people who are not cured by another type of chemotherapy.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Tretinoin used for wrinkles?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tretinoin is used for wrinkles. It works by increasing the rate of removal of dead skin cells that promotes the growth of new skin. Thus in this way Tretinoin reduces the wrinkles.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 718-719

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 869

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Retin-A Micro (tretinoin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Retin-A® (tretinoin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Renova® (tretinoin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Vesanoid® (tretinoin)

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