Retin A-A Ret-Tretinoin 0.05% Gel

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Retin A-A Ret-Tretinoin 0.05% Gel

Generic: Tretinoin 0.05% Gel


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A Ret Gel 0.05% is an intended to treat acne. This topical gel belongs to the family of medicines known as Retinoids. This class of medications is effective to prevent pimples and also helps in healing existing pimples. This gel can be used for other medicinal benefits as well such as to lessen the signs of ageing including facial lines and sunburn. The treatment may be used as a combination treatment or alone to manage alopecia and other kinds of hair loss.

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How A Ret Gel 0.05% treatment should be used?

  • Any treatment works best when it is used according to the associated safety instructions and in guidance of a doctor. For getting best results from A-Ret Gel 0.05% (Tretinoin), patient should follow following tips:
  • Make a practice to wash your hands before and after using this topical gel.
  • Before applying the gel on the affected area, clean it well with mild cleanser or soap, and then dry it with a neat cotton cloth.
  • Apply a thin layer of the gel on the affected skin gently with your figure tip or with a piece of cotton. Following the application, don’t forget to wash your hands.
  • Keep your eyes, eyelids, mouth and nostril safe from this gel as it can create symptoms of irritation. If any part of this gel by mistake gets in these delicate parts, wash the affected area right away.
  • This medication should not be used on damaged or broken skin or in case of fungal infection on the skin.

What is the optimum duration of the treatment?

You should follow the treatment for the recommended duration without any alteration. Patients have to wait for 8 to 12 weeks prior experiencing the effects of this medication.

Are there any side effects of this treatment?

The possibilities of side effects with any treatment can’t be denied completely. A Ret Gel is also associated with few side effects which might occur in some of the patients using it. Common side effects noted with this medication include:

  • stinging sensations,
  • skin peeling,
  • skin redness

If you observe any of these adverse reactions after applying A Ret Gel, consult your doctor. If your symptoms get worse, stop treatment and immediately talk with your dermatologist for further guidance. In case of allergic reaction to this medicine following symptoms may occur:

  • skin crusting,
  • swelling,
  • excessive redness,
  • blistering, rashes,
  • hives,
  • chest pains,
  • trouble swallowing, or
  • trouble breathing.

Contact your healthcare provider immediately if any of these symptoms occur and stop your treatment till consultation. 

What are the precautions that can help in getting better treatment with A Ret Gel?

  • Use the medication in direction of a physician or dermatologist.
  • Take advice from your doctor about using other cosmetic products on the affected skin during treatment. It is advised that patient should clean the affected area and remove all cosmetics before applying this medication.
  • It is reported that A Ret Gel can make your skin more sensitive. So, it is better to avoid extended exposure to sun. You can also use high-factor sunscreen at the time of outdoor visits. Avoid using tanning booths or UV lamps during treatment.
  • A-Ret Gel (Tretinoin) treatment should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any ingredient of the medication.
  • Caution is advised to females who are pregnant or breast feeding. Take advice from your doctor before initiating treatment with A Ret Gel.
  • Inform your doctor about the followings:
    • if you have any allergies
    • any other health condition or long term illnesses
    • other medication which you are taking currently
    • other vitamins, dietary supplements, or herbal products in use