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  1. Tretinoin Benefits & Uses
  2. Tretinoin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Tretinoin Side Effects
  4. Tretinoin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Tretinoin with Other Drugs
  6. Tretinoin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Tretinoin
  8. Tretinoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Tretinoin Benefits & Uses

Tretinoin is used to treat the following -

  1. Pimples Primary

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.

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Ingredients of Tretinoin

Tretinoin

Tretinoin Side Effects

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

  1. Bone Pain
  2. Increased Liver Enzymes
  3. Bleeding Severe
  4. Fluid retention
  5. Peripheral Edema
  6. Mouth ulcer Severe
  7. Constipation
  8. Wheezing Mild
  9. Depression Moderate
  10. Confusion
  11. Headache Mild
  12. Fever Moderate
  13. Fatigue Moderate
  14. Nausea or vomiting
  15. Rash
  16. Abdominal Pain Severe

Tretinoin Related Warnings

Is the use of Tretinoin safe for pregnant women?

Tretinoin may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Tretinoin again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Tretinoin safe during breastfeeding?

Tretinoin should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

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?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Tretinoin. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Tretinoin on the Heart?

Tretinoin is not harmful 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 -

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 -

  1. Allergy
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Eczema

Frequently asked Questions about Tretinoin

Is this Tretinoin habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Tretinoin.

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?

Tretinoin is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Tretinoin for mental disorders.

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, there is no information about the side effects of taking Tretinoin with alcohol.

Unknown

Tretinoin FAQs

Question about 2 years ago

What is Tretinoin?

Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

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 over 1 year ago

Does Tretinoin contain steroids?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

No, Tretinoin does not contain steroids. It contains tretinoin that is a vitamin A derivative which is used to the management of acne. It also promotes the peeling of the skin. The capsule form of this drug is used for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia in a people who does not cure by another type of chemotherapy.

Question almost 2 years ago

Does Tretinoin cause hair loss?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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 over 1 year 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 almost 2 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.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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