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Tretinoin 0.1 Cream is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat acne which appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest, or back. It also helps to smooth rough facial skin and to reduce fine wrinkles on the skin. It reduces excessive oil production of the skin.


  • Treatment of Acne
  • Reduces Wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of stretch marks
  • Reduces the appearance of Acne scars


Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A (retinoid). It helps treat acne by clearing skin pores and preventing spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes several weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using tretinoin cream, the less likely you are to get scars. Tretinoin 0.1 Cream (Generic Retin A 0.1 Cream) will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne-free.


Tretinoin 0.1 Cream (Generic Retin A 0.1 Cream) is a form of vitamin A and is a keratolytic agent. It acts by clearing the skin pores that get clogged with dead skin cells, dust, and oil. It also helps in inhibiting the development of pimples.


  • The most common side effects include irritation, dryness, and redness of the skin. They are usually mild and improve as your body gets used to the medicine. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of the mouth, lips, and eyes. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects with this medicine are rare.
  • Tretinoin may make you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit exposure to the sun if possible. It may make your skin more fragile. It is advised, not to have any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment. Pregnant women or women who are planning to get pregnant should not use tretinoin as it can lead to birth defects.
  • Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tretinoin 0.1 Cream

  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Dry lips
  • Pale red skin
  • Increased sensitivity to light


  • Clean the affected area with water and a non-medicated soap. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes before applying Tretinoin Cream.
  • Do not squeeze spots or try to clean blackheads as it may worsen them and cause permanent scarring.
  • 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 0.1 Cream 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 tretinoin cream as it makes your skin more fragile.
  • Avoid taking tetracycline (e.g. doxycycline) as it may reduce the Tretinoin Cream activity.
  • Do not use Tretinoin if you are pregnant.
  • Inform your doctor if excessive skin dryness or skin sensitivity takes place.


Q. How long can a 20g tube of tretinoin cream last?

20g tube can last up to 2 to 3 months

Q. Does brand matter in buying tretinoin cream?

No, Brand does not matter. Whether you buy 20 dollars tretinoin cream from tretiheal or you buy 100 dollars tretinoin cream from Obagi, All of them have the same salt composition which is tretinoin usp 0.1%.

Q. Is tretinoin cream available on Amazon or eBay?

No, tretinoin cream is not available on Amazon or eBay because it is not over the counter. It is available on amazon pharmacy though, you need a prescription for that.

Q. Can I undergo cosmetic procedures while taking Tretinoin?

Your doctor will decide whether you can continue taking or stop taking Tretinoin before cosmetic procedures. However, it is advised to not undergo hair removal or laser treatments while using Tretinoin. Please inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking before starting the treatment with this medicine. Also, consult the doctor before starting any cosmetic procedure.

Q: My skin is getting dry after using Tretinoin Cream. Can I use moisturizers during the treatment with Tretinoin Cream?

Yes, you can use moisturizer creams to add moisture to your skin because Tretinoin cream can make your skin dry. Also, it is advised to have plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated

Q. Is it safe to use Tretinoin 0.1 Cream?

Yes, Tretinoin 0.1 Cream is safe to use when taken as advised by your doctor. However, like all medicines, even this medicine has some side effects, but it is not necessary that anyone who is taking these medicines might get these side effects. Please talk to your doctor if you get any unpleasant effects while taking this medicine.

Q. How long am I supposed to use Tretinoin 0.1 Cream?

Your doctor will decide the duration of your treatment depending on the severity of your disease and the results of your lab tests. Usually, the treatment with Tretinoin takes around 4-5 months.

Q. I am taking Tretinoin, What should I do if I am planning to become pregnant?

It is important to consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant while taking Tretinoin. Ideally, pregnancy is not advised because this medicine can harm your baby. However, if you do get pregnant during the treatment with Tretinoin, consult your doctor.

Q. Why does Tretinoin 0.1 Cream (Retin A 0.1 Cream) cause dry skin, dry lips and dry nose? How to manage these?

One of the most common side effects of Tretinoin includes dryness of skin, nose and lips. Tretinoin reduces the secretion of oil which results in skin dryness. Dryness due to Tretinoin 0.1 can be managed by applying moisturizers or lubricants like Vaseline. You can also apply lip balm to relieve cracked and dry lips. Drink enough water to keep our body hydrated.


  • Tretiheal tretinoin cream 0.1
  • Retin a 0.1 cream (janssen)
  • Obagi tretinoin Cream 0.1
  • Perrigo tretinoin cream 0.1
  • Reticor tretinoin 0.1 cream
  • Retino A tretinoin 0.1 (janssen)
  • Retirides 0.1 tretinoin cream
  • Stieva a 0.1
  • Vitacid 0.1 tretinoin

All of these contain tretinoin usp 0.1%, And the Price for tretinoin cream usp 0.1 ranges from 10 USD to upto 120 USD


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