TRETINOIN CREAM 0.025% is very useful in treating fine wrinkles, certain dark and light spots, or roughness of facial skin and it is though to work by removing layers of the outer cells, which smoothes the skin\\\'s surface and reduces the appearance of spots.
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 dry affected area completely and apply a thin layer so that it covers the full area.
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
TRETINOIN CREAM 0.025% falls under vitamin A derivative and it is though to work by removing layers of the outer cells, which smoothes the skin\\\'s surface and reduces the appearance of spots.
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 TRETINOIN CREAM 0.025% at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F(20 and 25 degrees C). 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.
Do not use Tretinoin Cream if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Tretinoin Cream;
you have vision problems or retinal changes;
you are taking arsenic, astemizole, terfenadine, cimetidine, cisapride, quinacrine, or dofetilide.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Avoid getting Tretinoin Cream in your eyes, on the inside or angles of your nose, or in your mouth. If you get Tretinoin Cream in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
Tretinoin Cream may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Tretinoin Cream. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or products on your skin. While you are using Tretinoin Cream, you may use cosmetics.
Do not apply Tretinoin Cream to skin that is sunburned. Wait until the burn is fully healed before using Tretinoin Cream.
Do not use Tretinoin Cream on skin with eczema, or for any condition other than that for which it was prescribed.
Weather extremes, such as windy or cold weather, may irritate your skin more while you are using Tretinoin Cream.
Tretinoin Cream may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use Tretinoin Cream if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. It is not known if Tretinoin Cream is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Tretinoin Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your 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 burning; dry skin; itching; peeling; redness; stinging or warmth at application site; unusual sensitivity to wind and cold.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blistering, crusting, swelling, or excessive redness of the skin; changes in skin color.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.