A-Ret 0.05% Gel
A-Ret 0.05% Gel is a naturally occurring derivative of vitamin A and is used for the treatment of acne and reduce wrinkles of the face. It is also used to treat a type of cancer where the blood cells fail to mature.
A-Ret 0.05% Gel Details
Composition = Tretinoin
Dosage = 0.05%
Indication = treatment of acne
Manufacturer = Menarini India Pvt Ltd
What Is A-Ret 0.05% Gel?
A-Ret 0.05% Gel contains the active ingredient Tretinoin, a carboxylic acid form of vitamin A, is a first generation topical retinoid. It is commonly used to treat acne and keratosis pilarisis (a harmless skin condition that causes rough, dry patches and tiny bumps, usually on the cheeks, upper arms, buttocks, and thighs). Tretinoin is on the WHO list of essential medicines, a list of the most important medicines required in a basic health system.
How Does A-Ret 0.05% Gel Work?
A-Ret 0.05% Gel is a form of vitamin A. When applied on scalp, it works by promoting the growth of hair follicles, thereby stimulating hair growth. When used on skin, it reduces oil production in the skin, replenishes acne-prone skin and helps keep your pores open.
What Is Route Of Administration?
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Dosage Of A-Ret 0.05% Gel
A-Ret 0.1% Gel
A Ret HC Cream
A-Ret 0.025% Gel
Side Effects Of A-Ret 0.05% Gel
Photosensitivity of skin
Nausea and Vomiting
Fever with body pain
Dry mucous membrane
Blood cell disorder
Difficulty in breathing
Burning or tingling sensation of skin
Red spots on skin
Peeling and blistering of skin
Drug To Drug Interaction
Concomitant topical medication, abrasive soaps and cleansers, cosmetics that have a strong drying effect and products with high concentration of astringents, alcohol, spices or lime should be used with caution because of the possible drug interaction with A-Ret 0.05% Gel. Particular caution should be taken while using preparations containing keratolytic agents such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or sulfur with Tretinoin.
While Tacking A-Ret 0.05% Gel
Clean the area to be treated with water and a non-medicated soap, and let it dry for 20-30 minutes before applying A-Ret 0.05% Gel.
It may increase the severity of the lesions in the first few weeks of use. Continue using it as prescribed by your doctor.
It may cause 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 A-Ret 0.05% Gel as it increases the sensitivity of your skin. Use protective measures such as sun-cream or protective clothing.
Pregnancy: Use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended. Use appropriate contraception and avoid getting pregnant while using this medicine. Contact your doctor and discuss the risks if a pregnancy is suspected.
Breast-feeding: This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding. It can be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved with use. You should not breastfeed while the topical form of this medicine is applied.
Uses Of A-Ret 0.05% Gel
A-Ret 0.05% Gel (Tretinoin) is prescribed to treat acne. It is one of a family of drugs called Retinoids, and is effective in preventing pimples and healing existing pimples. It can also be used to reduce the signs of ageing like facial lines and sun spots, as well as alone or with other topical treatments to treat alopecia and other kinds of hair loss.
Storage Of A-Ret 0.05% Gel
Gels are flammable, keep the medicine away from heat and flame. Keep the tube tightly closed. Store it at room temperature. Ensure that your children and pets don’t have access to the medication.