RETIN – A Cream 0.05%
Tretinoin net WT.10g cream A-0.05%
Tretinoin is the pharmaceutical form of retinoic acid. One of several retinoids, it is the carboxylic acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA). It is a first generation topical retinoid commonly used topically to treat acne vulgaris. It is also used orally to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Its isomer, isotretinoin, is also an acne drug.
It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.
In topical form, this drug is pregnancy category C and should not be used by pregnant women.
People using the topical form should not also use any cream or lotion that has a strong drying effect, contains alcohol, astringents, spices, lime, sulfur, resorcinol, or aspirin, as these may interact with tretinoin or exacerbate its side effects.
Tretinoin is used to induce remission in people with acute promyelocytic leukemia who have a mutation (the t(15;17) translocation 160 and/or the presence of the PML/RAR? gene) and who don’t respond to anthracyclines or can’t take that class of drug. It is not used for maintenance therapy.
In oral form, this drug is pregnancy category D and should not be used by pregnant women as it may harm the fetus.
Order is one box of the 10g Tretinoin Cream Company Limited Janssen