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Tretinoin Uses

Tretinoin is used in the treatment of acne and Acute promyelocytic leukaemia.


How Tretinoin works

Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A. When applied on skin, it reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin and helps keep your pores open. To treat blood cancer, it works by slowing the growth of certain types of diseased blood cells, and promotes the growth of normal, mature cells in the bone marrow and blood. This helps to treat blood cancer (acute promyelocytic leukemia).


Common side effects of Tretinoin

Erythema (skin redness), Skin irritation, Stinging sensation, Itching, Skin peeling, Burning sensation, Dry skin, Skin pain, Pharyngitis, Headache, Fever, Nausea, Vomiting, Bone pain



  • You have been prescribed Tretinoin for the treatment of acne.
  • Clean the affected area with water and a non-medicated soap. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes before applying Tretinoin.
  • It may increase the severity of the spots or pimples in the first few weeks of use. Continue using it as prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may cause a stinging sensation or a feeling of warmth when you first start using it. Inform your doctor if this persists.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Tretinoin as it increases the sensitivity of your skin. Use protective measures such as sunscreen or protective clothing.
  • Avoid face waxing and laser treatment while using this medicine as it makes your skin more fragile.
  • Avoid taking tetracycline (e.g. doxycycline) as it may reduce the Tretinoin activity.
  • Do not use Tretinoin if you are pregnant.
  • Inform your doctor if excessive skin dryness or skin sensitivity takes place.

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