Retin-a Cream

  • Acne

Retin-a Cream Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Tretinoin 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1%.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Micro 0.04%, 0.1%—20g, 45g, 50g; 0.08%—50g; Crm—20g, 45g; Gel—15g, 45g

Retin-a Cream Indications


Acne vulgaris.

Retin-a Cream Dosage and Administration


Apply sparingly at bedtime to clean dry skin; adjust strength and frequency as tolerated and needed.


Not established.

Retin-a Cream Contraindications

Not Applicable

Retin-a Cream Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Retin-a Cream Warnings/Precautions


Not for use in eczema or sunburned skin. Avoid eyes, mouth, angles of nose, mucous membranes, sun, UV light. Discontinue if sensitivity reactions occur. Increased irritation in weather extremes. Gel: flammable. Pregnancy (Cat.C): not recommended. Nursing mothers.

Retin-a Cream Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Retin-a Cream Interactions


Caution with concomitant topical medication, medicated or abrasive soaps/cleansers, astringents, drying agents, high-alcohol content topical products, spices. Avoid contact with peel of limes. Allow effects of benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol, salicylic acid, other topical acne agents to subside before applying.

Retin-a Cream Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Local irritation, skin pain, pruritus, pharyngitis, erythema, transient symptom exacerbation or pigmentation changes, dryness, stinging, photosensitivity.

Retin-a Cream Clinical Trials

See Literature

Retin-a Cream Note

Not Applicable

Retin-a Cream Patient Counseling

See Literature