A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin)
What is A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) used for?
A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) is a topical form of vitamin A used to treat patients with chronic acne. The medication operates by increasing the rate of skin renewal and cell rejuvenation to prevent the formation of pimples. This action may also reduce signs of aging including wrinkles and sagging skin. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin)?
A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the best results from treatment. One daily application to the affected area is typically recommended, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. Thoroughly rinse and dry the skin being treated before each application to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of gel to the area and gently massage it into the skin leaving it uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent the medication to contact any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected health problems. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin)?
Although A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) is normally well tolerated, it may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as severe burning sensations, intense pain, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not apply A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, who have a family history of tumours affecting the skin, rosacea, eczema, or dermatitis surrounding the mouth. Be very careful when applying the medicine to sensitive areas such as the neck, armpits, or close to the mucous membranes.
Strictly use A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.