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Retin A Micro Cream

Retin A Micro Cream

Tretinoin Gel Microsphere

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1 Tube $4.75 $4.75
3 Tube $4.36 $13.07
6 Tube $4.28 $25.65


Retin A Micro Cream is a brand name of Tretinoin, an active ingredient in the form of vitamin A used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne on the skin that has been damaged by exposure to sun. It is applied to the skin to promote skin renewal. Retin-a-micro is an FDA (food and administration) approved drug.

Tretinoin penetrates the skin and causes skin cells to multiple and grow rapidly and eventually die, increasing the turnover of cells.

Mechanism of Action

Retin A Micro Cream is metabolite of vitamin A which binds to the intracellular receptors in the nucleus and cytosol. Tretinoin helps in the activation of 3 members of retinoid acid nuclear receptors called RARα, RARβ and RARγ which will act to modify protein synthesis, epithelial cell growth, gene expression and differentiation. Tretinoin helps in the treatment of acne due to it's primarily ability to alter abnormal follicular keratinization. Comedones form in follicles with excess of keratinized. Tretinoin promotes the detachment of cornified cells and enhances the shedding of corneocytes from the follicle. Tretinoin increases the activity of mitotic and also increases the turnover rate of thin corneocytes. By this activity lesion of acne vulgaris is reduced.

Dosage of Retin A Micro Cream

Use Tretinoin exactly as directed by your physician it for you. Wash your hands and the affected area before applying this cream. Clean and dry the skin area which is to be treated and then apply Tretinoin on the area. Applying Tretinoin to wet area can cause skin irritation.

Take sufficient amount of Tretinoin cream and apply a thin layer on the affected area. Excess amount of Tretinoin can result in peeling of skin. Wash your hands once you have applied. Do not wash the treated area for 1 hour after applying this medication and avoid the use of any other cream or medications for at least 1 hour after applying.

Use this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you by your doctor. It may take weeks or months to show improvement in your skin.

Tretinoin should be used as part of a complete skin care program that includes using an effective sunscreen and protective clothing while going out in sunlight.

Contraindication of Retin A Micro Cream

This drug is contraindicated in patient with a history of sensitivity reactions or allergic to any of its ingredient. It should be discontinued if you notice any hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Drug Interaction With Retin A Micro Cream

Do not use any other skin products that contain salicylic acid, sulfur, benzoyl peroxide and resorcinol unless you physician told you to use. These products can cause severe skin problem if used with Tretinoin. Other drugs such as diuretic, doxycycline, Tetracycline, demeclocycline, some antibiotics, sulfur drugs, fluphenazine, promethazine, prochlorperazine and chlorpromazine that can make your skin more sensitive to nature.

Side Effects of Retin A Micro Cream

Use of Tretinoin can cause some mild side effects such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face, tongue, lips, throat, burning sensation, warmth, redness, tingling, swelling, dryness, discolored skin, peeling and irritation.

Precaution While Using Retin A Micro Cream

  • Use sunscreen and wear protective cloths if you are going out in the sun. Avoid exposure to sunlight or UV rays.
  • Avoid getting this medication in your, eyes, mouth and nose.
  • Avoid using Tretinoin on wound area until these areas are cured.
  • Avoid using skin products that cause irritation and itching.

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