Retin-a Gel

  • Acne

Retin-a Gel Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Tretinoin 0.01%, 0.025%; alcohol 90%.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

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

Retin-a Gel Indications


Acne vulgaris.

Retin-a Gel Dosage and Administration


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


Not established.

Retin-a Gel Contraindications

Not Applicable

Retin-a Gel Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Retin-a Gel 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 Gel Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Retin-a Gel 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 Gel Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

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

Retin-a Gel Clinical Trials

See Literature

Retin-a Gel Note

Not Applicable

Retin-a Gel Patient Counseling

See Literature