Retin-A

Active Ingredient(s): Tretinoin, ATRA
FDA Approved: * October 20, 1971
Pharm Company: * JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
Category: Skin Care

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Retin-A Overview

Tretinoin, also known as all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), is medication used for the treatment of acne and acute promyelocytic leukemia.[1][2][3] For acne, it is applied to the skin as a cream or ointment.[3] For leukemia, it is taken by mouth for up to three months.[1] Common side effects when used by mouth include shortness of breath, headache, numbness, depression, skin dryness, itchiness, hair loss, vomiting, m...

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Epitrel Cream

My grandma bought me epitrel and it is from Mexico. I do not understand exactly how to use it because it is in Spanish. My acne is about gone but I have scars from it and was told that this is supposed to help. Is this true? How often should I apply it to my face? ## Hi Elizabeth, I can confirm that it is an acne cream, with the US product equivalent called "Retin-A". Epitrel contains the active ingredient Tretinoin; which is mostly used to treat severe acne. The directions say: "Apply a very thin layer, at night, before bed. You only need to use a very small amount. Wash your face in the morning with a good cleanser, then follow with a good moisturizer." Learn More: Tretinoin Details I hope this helps! ## Use a dime size on affected areas only twice a week until your sk...

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Retin-Acream0.05%

a topical cream ## Where can I buy Epitrel (generic for retin-A) ## This is used to treat acne, or prevent wrinkles. The FDA warns that it may cause side effects, such as redness, itching, burning, and flaking. Are either of you on any other medications?

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what is tocoderm acida retinoico

I would lilke to know more information on tocoderm acida retinoico ## You can buy it in Mexico, for a lot cheaper and it's available over the counter. I buy it in Cozumel every year (I go on cruises). I've also bought it from Ensenada, Mexico. ## I buy tocoderm .5 in Algadones. I like it, but loved the results of epitrel better. Cannot find it in Algadones anymore so I'm just buying tocoderm. I use it nightly. Just wash your face in the morning. Much cheaper than in the USA. $15 for name brand, $3 for generic. I am going to try the name brand next to see if there is a difference. Pharmacist said only difference was the price. If I can buy epitrel in Algadones, I would like to know where. ## This medication is used to treat acne, skin bumps, and wrinkles. The NIH lists its ty...

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Epitrel Acido compared to Reacel-A?

I have a tube of Reacel-A (Tretinoina Crema .05 g/100g.), which a friend bought for me last year in Mexico. My Dermatologist tells me it is the same thing as US product Retin-A. I have used it for a year and had no problem. My friend this year was not able to find this exact tube in Mexico and bought Epitrel Acido Retinoico Crema .05. My question is: Is this tube just like my last year's tube from Mexico? ## Hi Traveling Lady, Based on my research, the Epitrel Retinoic acid cream you received contains Retinoic acid (0.5 %) as the active ingredient. Retinoic acid is basically the same thing as Tretinoin. This cream may contain different "inactive" ingredients, since it was most likely manufactured by a different company. However, it seems as though the active ingredient is th...

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Regarding Epitrel Tretinoina Cream

How often (how many days per week) should this cream be used? I am 67 years old and am using it to treat sun damage (actinic keratoses) on my face. ## From what I was able to gather, the primary ingredient in Epitrel Tretinoina Cream is Tretinoin. Although I couldn't locate specific information stating how many days per week this should be used, I did find some other very important user information that you may find beneficial. The safety and administration guidelines for this medication note the following: "The effectiveness of Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% in the mitigation of fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation, and tactile roughness of facial skin has not been established in people greater than 50 years of age OR in people with moderately to heavily pigmented s...

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epitrel acido retinoico

We would like the instructions for using the above product because it is in Spanish. Thanks ## Hi Sam, The english translation for this med is Retinoic acid, more commonly known as Retin-A (Tretinoin); which is indicated as a topical treatment for acne. I don't know what percentage of active ingredients it contains, but the instructions for using this cream state that you should apply it once daily, and only at night, after washing your skin with mild soap and water. Applying excessive amounts may cause skin irritation, so I'd just be sure to use it conservatively if your skin starts itching or has any burning sensations. Additional details on dosage and administration can be found here: dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=0ee4fccd I hope this info helps! ## I have me...

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where to find epitrel cream

I have a tube of Epitrel and I love it, I use on my brown spots. Where can I find it? ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? Epitrel contains Retin-A, so it is only available via prescription in the U.S. It is most commonly prescribed to treat severe acne, due to the risks it causes of skin burning, drying and possible scarring. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Sandy what country did you get it from? I think it might be over the counter somewhere like Mexico but I'm not sure. ## May I please get some epitrel via online order ## Were you able to find any place in Mexico to get EPITREL?

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conzace vitamins and tretinoin creams

is it okay to take conzace everyday while having my tretinoin treatment? because conzace has high vit.A contents while Retin-A is also a vit.A. tnx

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Omnacortil of retina inflammation

Taking Omnacorti 70 Mg For Last 20 Days Is This Ok Doctor Suggested this for inlammation in posterior part of retina ## Hi, This is an urgent request... My mother is 57 years, taking medicine for high blood pressure,Two years back in 2012 she got vitreous hemerage in her left eye then she got 2 sittings of laser treatment to cure the broken vein...now again in Jan 2014 and in April 2014 she is observing it in her eye again, even she is observing blurred and low vision...I'm scared that it shouldn't lead to sever conditions.... can you please suggest what to do now???, how it will get cured after she have done laser treatment as well ???

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epitrel cream how to use

If used as just to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, how often would I apply and how much (dime size or less) ? ## Hi Debi, Epitrel is most commonly used as an acne cream, but I don't know if the application would be any different for treating fine lines and wrinkles; so that may be something you'd want to confirm with your doctor first. From what I could gather, the US product equivalent is "Retin-A". However, both products contain the same active ingredient (Tretinoin); which is mainly used to treat severe acne. The directions from Retin-A state the following: "Apply a very thin layer, at night, before bed - only using a very small amount. Then wash your face in the morning with a good cleanser, followed up with a good moisturizer." You can learn more about this ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tretinoin, ATRA
  • Capsule: 10mg
  • Cream: 0.02%, 0.025%, 0.03%, 0.05%, 0.1%, 0.10%
  • Gel: 0.01%, 0.025%, 0.03%, 0.04%, 0.05%, 0.1%
  • Liquid: 0.05%
  • Lotion: 0.05%
  • Solution: 0.05%, 0.5%
  • Swab: 0.05%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Retin-A: (16 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0062-0165 Retin-a .25 mg/g Topical Cream by Ortho-mcneil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0062-0175 Retin-a .5 mg/g Topical Cream by Ortho-mcneil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0062-0275 Retin-a 1 mg/g Topical Cream by Ortho-mcneil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0062-0475 Retin-a .25 mg/g Topical Gel by Ortho-mcneil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0062-0575 Retin-a .1 mg/g Topical Gel by Ortho-mcneil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0187-5160 Retin-a .25 mg/g Topical Cream by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-5162 Retin-a .5 mg/g Topical Cream by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-5164 Retin-a 1 mg/g Topical Cream by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-5170 Retin-a .25 mg/g Topical Gel by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-5172 Retin-a .1 mg/g Topical Gel by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 54569-1152 Retin-a .5 mg/g Topical Cream by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-0267 Retin-a .5 mg/g Topical Cream by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-0268 Retin-a .1 mg/g Topical Cream by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-0269 Retin-a .1 mg/g Topical Gel by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-0270 Retin-a .25 mg/g Topical Gel by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-1760 Retin-a .25 mg/g Topical Cream by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

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epitrel acido retinoico
We would like the instructions for using the above product because it is in Spanish. Thanks ## Hi Sam, The english trans... 2 replies
Omnacortil of retina inflammation
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what is tocoderm acida retinoico
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