RETIN-A 0.02% is very useful in improving the appearance and texture of the skin and it is FDA approved topical Tretinoin in 1971.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You are advised to apply a thin layer to affected area once a day at bedtime.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
RETIN-A 0.02% falls under derivative of vitamin A and it is very useful in improving the appearance and texture of the skin.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store RETIN-A 0.02% at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight while using RETIN-A 0.02%.
RETIN-A 0.02% is FDA approved topical Tretinoin in 1971.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using RETIN-A 0.02% to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using RETIN-A 0.02% as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include hypersensitivity.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.