Retin-A Gel 0.1% (Tretinoin)
Retin-A Gel is used for treating acne. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use
Use Retin-A Gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Retin-A Gel is for external use only.
Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Rub in gently.
Remove all cosmetics with a mild soap before applying Retin-A Gel. Gently dry the area. Wait 20 to 30 minutes to make sure that your skin is completely dry.
Wash your hands immediately after using Retin-A Gel.
If you miss a dose of Retin-A Gel, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Retin-A Gel is a vitamin A derivative. How it exerts its beneficial effects against acne is not fully known. Tretinoin appears to increase skin-cell turnover and to reduce the tendency for skin cells to stick together. This reduces the formation of acne and allows quicker healing of acne that does develop.
If you miss a dose of Retin-A Gel, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Store Retin-A Gel at room temperature, between 59 and 80 degrees F (15 and 26 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat and light. Keep Retin-A Gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.