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Tretinoin, marketed under the name Retin-A and other brands, is a metabolite of Vitamin A metabolism and is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides  patients who need Tretinoin prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.

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  • Usage

    What is Retin-A (tretinoin) and what is it used for? Retin-A Micro (tretinoin) is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. The exact mechanism of action of tretinoin is unknown although it may have something to do with the fact that tretinoin activates three types of retinoic acid nuclear receptors. Additional evidence indicates that topical tretinoin may decrease microcomedone formation with reduced cohesiveness of follicular epithelial cells with the added effect of comedone extrusion. Tretinoin is similar structurally to adapalene.

  • Tretinoin – Side Effects

    Retin-A (tretinoin) can cause side effects. The most common side effects of Retin-A include skin pain, itching, skin irritation, pharyngitis and erythema. Retin-A should not be used in the setting of unprotected exposure to sunlight including sunlamps or in extreme weather. People with a Retin-A (tretinoin) known hypersensitivity or allergy should not use the medication. Tretinoin (Retin-A) and alcohol should not be used together. Before using tretinoin or any branded version such as Retin-A, patients should discuss all concerns and possible side effects with one’s medical provider and pharmacist.

  • Cost Information

    Depending on one’s insurance, some or all of the out-of-pocket costs of tretinoin cream may be covered. Tretinoin coupons (Retin-A coupons) may also be available online if someone is looking to reduce the costs of the medication. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.

  • Dosage

    Retin-A Micro (tretinoin) Gel is white to pale yellow in color and opaque in appearance. Tretinoin in Retin-A is all-trans-retinoic acid and is a metabolite of naturally occurring vitamin A. Retin-A Micro Gel microspheres are available as 0.04%, 0.08% and 0.1% gels. These Retin-A Micro gels contain tretinoin 0.4 mg, tretinoin 0.8 mg, and tretinoin 1 mg respectively. Often, the recommended protocol is to administer a thin layer of Retin-A to places on the skin where lesions occur once a day at night. Retin-A gel should be kept at 20° to 25° C and the pump should be stored upright.

  • FDA Information

    Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.



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