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Retin-A® contains tretinoin, a form of vitamin A that is applied to the skin for the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Tretinoin belongs to a group of medications called topical retinoids. Retinoids cause the outer layer of the skin to grow more rapidly, which decreases the amount of the protein keratin in the skin. As a result, the surface layer of the skin becomes thinner and pores are less likely to become blocked, reducing the occurrence of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.

Tretinoin causes the skin to rapidly exfoliate, which encourages the growth of new skin cells. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in plumper, firmer, and brighter skin.

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Retin-A®
0,05% CREAM

COMPOSITION

Each one gram of cream contains 0,5 mg of the active ingredient, tretinoin and sorbic acid 0,2 % m/m as preservative.

INDICATIONS

Retinoids are a type of vitamin A, and they help the skin to regulate sebum (the skin’s natural oils), which minimises blackheads and pimples.  Tretinoin is also used to treat acne and scarring.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Tretinoin has an inflammatory action which is reported to be related to its therapeutic activity.  This inflammation appears to consist of an enlargement of vessels in the papillary body and a slight perivascular cellular infiltration. The inflammatory action may result from labialisation of lysosomes and the release of hydralases and proteases which are capable of inciting inflammatory reactions.  It has been suggested that the therapeutic activity of tretinoin in the treatment of acne results from it increasing the rate of production of loose horny material.  This increased production and resulting flow of dehiscing material to the surface prevents the impaction of horny material into comedones.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Prior to treatment with Retin-A®, areas being treated should be thoroughly cleansed with water and a mild, non-medicated soap.  The treated area should be washed not more than twice a day.  After washing, the skin should be dried gently and completely without rubbing it.  Areas of the skin being treated should be allowed to dry for at least 20 to 30 minutes before application of Retin-A®

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Retin-A®
0,025% GEL

COMPOSITION

Each one gram of gel contains 0,25 mg of the active ingredient, tretinoin.

INDICATIONS

Retin-A® 0,025% Gel is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. It contains tretinoin which is a form of vitamin A, and it belongs to a group of medications called topical retinoids.

Retinoids cause the outer layer of the skin to grow more rapidly and they increase skin-cell turnover. As a result, pores are less likely to become blocked, reducing the occurrence of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. It’s often used for oily and acne-prone skin.

Retin-A® 0,025% Gel causes the skin to rapidly exfoliate; it also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in brighter, plumper, and firmer skin.

 

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Tretinoin has an inflammatory action which is reported to be related to its therapeutic activity.  This inflammation appears to consist of an enlargement of vessels in the papillary body and a slight perivascular cellular infiltration. The inflammatory action may result from labialisation of lysosomes and the release of hydralases and proteases which are capable of inciting inflammatory reactions.  It has been suggested that the therapeutic activity of tretinoin in the treatment of acne results from it increasing the rate of production of loose horny material.  This increased production and resulting flow of dehiscing material to the surface prevents the impaction of horny material into comedones.

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PRESENTATION OF Retin-A®
Retin-A® 0,05% Cream and 0,025% Gel are packed in screw-capped aluminium tubes containing 20g.

REGISTRATION NUMBER/REFERENCE NUMBER
Retin-A® 0,05% Cream: F/13.12/106
Retin-A® 0,025% Gel: J/13.12/350

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AT ANY TIME

In the event of an Adverse Reaction please consult with your medical practitioner. Please also report to:

Rite Aid Healthcare
PHONE: +27825745930
EMAILinfo@retin-a.co.za