Topical cream for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Valid prescription required.
Concentrated Acne Vulgaris Treatment in 3 Strengths
A topical cream indicated for application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Available in 3 strengths: 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1%. Valid prescription required.
Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices.
Indication and Important Safety Information for Tretinoin
Tretinoin cream is a prescription medicine that you put on your skin (topical use only) to treat acne.
Important Safety Information
Do not use tretinoin cream if you:
are sunburned, and not until your skin has fully recovered.
have eczema or other skin conditions. Tretinoin cream can cause severe irritation if used on eczema.
are allergic to any of the ingredients in tretinoin cream.
Tell your doctor if you are or may be pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using tretinoin cream contact your doctor right away.
Tretinoin cream may make your skin very dry, red, swollen or blistered. Unless recommended by your doctor, avoid use of other acne medicines, including skin care products, that may irritate your skin or make it more sensitive to sunlight. You should talk to your doctor about the use of all skin care products and other medicines while using tretinoin cream. If you get severe skin irritation or irritation that will not go away, stop using tretinoin cream and call your doctor.
Do not use sunlamps, and spend as little time as possible in the sun. Use a daily sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, along with a hat and sun protective clothing, and avoid cold weather and wind as much as possible.
Do not put tretinoin cream near your mouth, eyes, or open sores, or on the corners of your nose. Do not use more tretinoin cream, or use it more often, than prescribed, because too much may increase the irritation of your skin, and will not give faster or better results.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.