A Ret 0.025% Gel is a naturally occurring derivative of vitamin A and is used for the treatment of acne and reduce wrinkles of the face. It is also used to treat a type of cancer where the blood cells fail to mature.
A Ret Gel is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Acne, Acne vulgaris, Wrinkles and other conditions.
The complete list of uses and indications for A Ret Gel is as follows:
- Acne vulgaris
A Ret Gel may also be used for purposes not listed here.
A-Ret 0.025% Gel works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.
If you have an allergy to tretinoin, vitamin A, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had.
This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to tretinoin/isotretinoin/retinoids or any other component present in the dosage form.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then missed dose application can be skipped. Contact your doctor immediately if you miss an oral dose of this medicine.
Chances of an overdose with a topical application are very less. However, if the medicine is consumed orally then overdose may happen. Contact your doctor immediately in case of an oral overdose.
- Skin irritation
- Burning or tingling sensation of skin
- Red spots on skin
- Peeling and blistering of skin
- Patchy appearance of skin
- Photosensitivity of skin
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Fever with body pain
- Dry mucous membrane
- Blood cell disorder
- Difficulty in breathing
- Dizziness and fainting
- Coffee colored vomit
- Hearing loss
A-Ret 0.025% Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Your ability to drive or operate machinery might be impaired while you are taking A-Ret 0.025% Gel especially if you are feeling dizzy or have a severe headache.
There is limited information available on the use of A-Ret 0.025% Gel in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of A-Ret 0.025% Gel in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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- Does Tretinoin topical treat sunburn?
No, Tretinoin topical is not used to treat sunburn. However, please consult your doctor before using Tretinoin.
- How long is Tretinoin prescribed?
The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the condition. Therefore, please consult your doctor.
- Can I recommend Tretinoin capsule to a person having acne symptoms?
No, do not recommend Tretinoin to a person with acne, as the severity of the condition may not be the same for every individual. However, do not recommend any drug without the doctor’s consent.
- Is it safe to use cosmetics while using Tretinoin topical?
It is advised not to apply any cosmetics for about 60 minutes after the use of Tretinoin.