Generic Retin-A Gel is a gelatin-based medication that is suggested for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Acne is common skin ailment characterized by the pimples, blackheads, pinheads and large papules. The lesions eventually leave dark patches or scar that look ugly. In some advanced cases, people may have scaly red skin with scarring and hyperpigmentation. The active ingredient of Generic Retin-A gel is Tretinoin, a derivative of retinol (vitamin A).
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The active ingredient of the Generic Retin-A gel, Tretinoin, is chemically denoted as (all-E)-3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraenoic acid which is also known as retinoic acid. The formula of the ingredients is C20H28O2. The molecular weight is 300.4412 g/mol. The inactive ingredients are purified water, butylhydroxytoluene, glycerol, disodium EDTA, propylene glycol, PPG-20 methyl glucose ether distearate, benzyl alcohol, sorbic acid, cyclomethicone and dimethicone copolyol, trolamine carbomer 974P (0.04% formulation) and carbomer934P (0.1 % formulation).
How Tretinoin manages acne is not clear, but it appears to augment turnover of skin cells and prevents skin cells to adhere each other. This process decreases the formation of acne and comedones, and enhances acne healing.
Use Generic Retin-A gel as directed by your physician or as given on the product label.
Avoid increasing or reducing the dosage on your own and do not apply the gel for more than the time instructed.
Make sure that the area on which the gel is to be applied is clean and dry. Firstly clean the affected area with a cleanser or mild soap, and then pat it dry without scrubbing. Let 20 or 30 minutes pass to ensure that the area is completely dry. After application, wash your hands so that any remaining medicine is cleaned.
Generally, the gel is applied once a day usually at bedtime. Normally a very small quantity of gel will be enough to cover the affected areas. Follow the instructions of your doctor for safe use.
Consult your physician if you are pregnant or breast-feeding before using Generic Retin-A gel.
Do not use more amount of gel if you forget to apply it once.
The gel is meant for external use only. Do not use it on open cuts and wounds and sunburned skin.
Store the gel at room temperature away from heat and moisture. The gel is inflammable so make sure it is kept away from excessive heat or fire.
Ensure that the gel does not get into your eyes and lips. Rinse thoroughly with water if it does.
Application of Generic Retin-A gel on wet skin may cause irritation, make sure your skin is dry before use.
When initially using this medicine, irritation may occur during the first three weeks. Avoid overexposure to sun or cold climate in the first six months.
Do not wash or apply any other skin medicine to the treated area for an hour.
Consult your physician before applying any other skin products or cosmetics.
Overuse of Generic Retin-A gel may make your skin red, so use it appropriately.
Improvement in your condition may take up to 12 weeks, even if you apply Generic Retin-A gel every day. If no improvement is seen even after 8 to 12 weeks, consult your prescribing physician.
Probable Side Effects
Probable side effects of Generic Retin-A gel are –
Peeling of the affected skin
Irritation of skin
Increased sensitivity to sunlight
Redness of skin
If these symptoms persist, immediately get in touch with the dermatologist to achieve timely medical attention.
Cosmetic and skin products that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol and sulfur can interact with Generic Retin-A gel. If you are utilizing any skin/cosmetic products, tell the doctor before using this gelatin-based acne medicine.
Individuals oversensitive to Generic Retin-A gel (Tretinoin) are not allowed to use this topical application.