ACRETIN 0.25% CREAM
retinoids, dermatological agents
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF ACRETIN 0.25% CREAM
tretinoin 0.025 % w/w in cream base .
INDICATIONS OF ACRETIN 0.25% CREAM
- Acretin (tretinoin) is indicated for the topical application in treatment of acne vulgaris
- Tretinoin is a medication used to treat acne and sun-damaged skin. It can’t erase deep wrinkles, but it can help improve the appearance of surface wrinkles, fine lines, and darks spots.
- Tretinoin is also known as retinoic acid. It’s the generic name for synthetic vitamin A.
- reducing inflammation associated with acne
- preventing follicular plugging
- exfoliating the skin
- reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- improve the health of sun-damaged skin
- improve skin texture and tone
- reduce the appearance of dark spots
How to use Acretin on your face ?
Wash face gently with a mild soap. Dry the skin and wait 20 to 30 minutes before application of cream . The cream should be applied once a day before retiring using enough to cover affected area , lightly . The frequency and strength of application can be adjusted to obtain maximum clinical efficacy with minimal erythema and scaling .
Before you apply tretinoin, make sure your face is clean. Remove all makeup and wash your face. Be gentle. Excessive washing and scrubbing can cause irritation.
Once you’ve washed and dried your face, wait 20 to 30 minutes before applying tretinoin.
Steps for applying Tretinoin
- Apply once a day, preferably before bed.
- Squeeze about half an inch or less of the cream or gel onto your fingertips.
- Gently apply to the specific areas on your skin where you need it to work.
- The medication should fade into your skin right away. If it doesn’t, try using a little less the next day.
- Keep in mind that using a larger amount of tretinoin or using it more often won’t make it work faster. In fact, it could cause skin irritation.
What Should you tell your doctor before using Acretin ?
- Pregnancy. There haven’t been enough controlled studies yet to evaluate tretinoin’s safety during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant, or plan to be, discuss the potential harms and benefits so you can make an informed decision.
- Breastfeeding. It’s not clear whether tretinoin can pass through breast milk.
- Sun exposure. Tell your doctor if your job requires you to spend a lot of time in the sun.
- Medications. List all the medications you’re currently taking, including anything you put on your skin. It’s important for your doctor to know if there could be any interactions with tretinoin.
What do you need to take into consideration when you apply Acretin ?
Tretinoin is for topical use only. Be careful not to get it in your eyes, mouth, nose, or mucous membranes. While using tretinoin, avoid or minimize exposure to:
- sunlight and sunlamps
- wind and extreme cold
- harsh soaps and hair products
- cosmetics that tend to dry the skin
Avoid skin contact with things that can interact with the drug, such as:
Side Effects of Tretinoin
- Crusty skin.
- Dry skin.
- Increased sensitivity to the sun.
- Pain surrounding the treated areas.
- Peeling or flaky skin.