Retin-a Micro

  • Acne

Retin-a Micro Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Tretinoin (in microspheres) 0.04%, 0.08%, 0.1%; aqueous gel.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

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

Retin-a Micro Indications


Acne vulgaris.

Retin-a Micro Dosage and Administration


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


Not established.

Retin-a Micro Contraindications

Not Applicable

Retin-a Micro Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Retin-a Micro 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 Micro Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Retin-a Micro 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 Micro Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

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

Retin-a Micro Clinical Trials

See Literature

Retin-a Micro Note

Not Applicable

Retin-a Micro Patient Counseling

See Literature