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generic for Retin-A? ## What is epitrel? My husband bought this cream in Mexico several years ago and we can't remember what it's for. ## it's an acne and anti wrinkle cream, its the generic form of Retin-A ## That is correct, they both contain Tretinoin, the acid form of Vitamin A, though it does have more uses than just as an antiwrinkle cream, such as being used to treat acne. Learn more Tretinoin details here. However, if the ones you have are several years old, it is likely that they are expired and no longer retain their effectiveness, so you may want to check on that, before using it. Are there any questions or comments? ## Ok i used epitrel and one day i forgot to wash it of and now i feel like my skin is peeling every night how can i make that stop ...
Updated 4 years ago in Retin-A.
Sat, Jul 20 '13, 5:11 PM
Epitrel Cream
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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! ...
Updated 5 years ago in Retin-A.
Tue, Jul 31 '12, 9:09 AM
epitrel tretinoina
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a friend brought this cream back from mexico but I cant read the instructions ## I bought Epitrel from Mexico. I overdid it looking for fast result. It causes the top layer of your skin to peel off and that is how it gets rid of wrinkles and scars so don't overdo it.It is like a chemical peel in a way. Then new skin growers out ## Can you post back with those instructions, so I can translate them for you? The NIH warns that this medication can cause side effects, such as skin redness, irritation, itching, and flaking. ...
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Fri, Sep 29 '17, 10:42 PM
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Growing up my family didnt have the resources for dermatologists, and expensive late night infomercial acne solutions and at 14 years old my acne was horrible. Luckily we lived 20 miles from the Mexico border (Baja California) and after my mother visiting her favorite pharmacy a nice lady working the counter introduced me to several generic Retin-A creams that were only $5 for a 40g tube; one of them being EPITREL 0.05 g. I'm now 38 and my complexion never looked better and I do not have one wrinkle or breakout on my face. Only use at night before bedtime! Wash, exfoliate, moisturize. 3 steps! Retin-A has also been shown to GREATLY reduce the appearance of stretch marks or newly formed stretch marks over long term use but scars not so much. For acne it is best to apply a dime size a... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Retin-A.
Thu, Sep 26 '13, 8:33 PM
Epitrel spanish word
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Can i use epitrel while breastfeeding or should i wait tell after? ...
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Fri, Apr 10 '15, 10:25 AM
Epitrel sleeping pill
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What is this a sleeping pill? Could taking too much be fatal? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Sleep Aid.
Sat, Jul 07 '12, 2:07 AM
where can I buy epitrel?
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I used to buy epitrel cream on Amazon but it isn't there now. Where can I purchase it? ...
Updated 9 months ago.
Sat, Feb 04 '17, 12:55 PM
epitrel cream how to use
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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 ... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Retin-A.
Thu, Oct 31 '13, 4:27 PM
epitrel acido retinoico
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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... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Retin-A.
Fri, Oct 21 '16, 1:01 PM
crema epitrel tretinoina
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I have been using the .025 version of this cream for a year and wish to get more but am not traveling to Mexico this year (unfortunately). Do you know of a reputable web site where this cream can be found? thank you. ## Hi Sandy, Based on my research, Retin-A (tretinoin) is reportedly a US brand of the same topical cream that your seeking. The only thing is, this medication has to be prescribed by a doctor or dermatologist here in the states, so you wouldn't necessarily find it online w/ out a valid prescription. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Retin-A Details I hope this info helps! ...
Updated 4 years ago in Retin-A.
Sat, Sep 28 '13, 8:39 PM
where to find epitrel cream
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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? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Retin-A.
Sun, Jun 26 '16, 12:48 PM
epitrel, .05% tretinoina crema
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I purchased epitrel at Cabo and can't read the instructions in spanish. How do you apply and how long to use leave it on your face? ## Epitrel contains the active ingredient Tretinoin, it's Retin-A. It 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. Read more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is there an expiration date. I have some that is 10 years old. unopened. ## can i use epitrel in conjunction with oracea ...
Updated 5 years ago in Retin-A.
Mon, Sep 17 '12, 6:06 AM
Epitrel Acido compared to Reacel-A?
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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... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Retin-A.
Thu, Jun 15 '17, 9:16 PM
Regarding Epitrel Tretinoina Cream
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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... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Retin-A.
Fri, Jun 09 '17, 12:42 AM
Epitrel and it's effectiveness for women over 50
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I am sixty-one years old, I have been using Epitrel since December 16, 2012 - every night. After reading several research articles, am I correct in saying that this really won't help - due to my age - with fine lines/wrinkles? The articles says that it really doesn't help women over fifty?! I'm crushed. I do see a slight difference in my skin - some discoloration is fading and some of the lines around my mouth are not as deep. I'm crushed! Is the over fifty research correct? Thank you: amp ## Hello Anne, From what sources did you find information stating that this won't work for women over 50? I just ran a comprehensive google search and I"m not finding any specific details relating to the information you found. If I can recommend anything it would be to look int... ...
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Mon, Aug 22 '16, 7:54 PM
I Used The Epitrel On My Stomach And Upper Part Under Breast Skin Start Peeling Help Me Dont Know What To Do
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I used the Epitrel on my stomach and my upper part under the breast and my skin is peeling help me I had dark marks and thought it would help, Please help I'm scared to go to the dermatologist he will probably think I lost my mind. P.s. it's for acne but I thought it would get rid of the black marks. ## This contains the active ingredient Tretinoin, which is an acid form of Vitamin A, which probably explains the peeling. And, as a result of what you are suffering, you basically have 2 options, either way it out and see if it clears up on its own, or go to your doctor. Since it is a chemical, I am not even sure what else may help with this type of peeling/burn, because there are some ingredients used in moisturizing lotions that may just make it worse. Has it improved any? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Vitamin A.
Sat, Nov 26 '11, 12:10 PM
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a topical cream ## Where can I buy Epitrel (generic for retin-A) ...
Updated 5 years ago in Retin-A.
Mon, Dec 12 '11, 12:30 PM
what is tocoderm acida retinoico
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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... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Retin-A.
Tue, Sep 19 '17, 10:29 PM

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