A-Ret 0.1% Gel
A-Ret 0.1% 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 0.1% Gel Details
Composition = Tretinoin
Dosage = 0.1%
Indication = treatment of acne
Manufacturer = Menarini India Pvt. Ltd.
What Is A-Ret 0.1% Gel?
A-Ret 0.1% Gel is prescribed to patients with severe acne problems. The drug effectively treats acne and reduces the amount of pimples that tend to develop, while healing pimples that have already developed on the body. The group of medicines that the drug belongs to is known as retinoids. The drug affects skin cell growth in the body regulating the amount of pimples that crop up.
How Does A-Ret 0.1% Gel Work?
A-Ret 0.1% Gel works by binding to alpha, beta, and gamma retinoic acid receptors (RARs) thus activating them. This produces changes in the gene expression that leads to decreased cell multiplication, inhibition of tumoriogenesis and cell differentiation.
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 0.1% Gel
A-Ret 0.05% Gel
A-Ret 0.025% Gel
A-Ret 0.1% Gel
Side Effects Of A-Ret 0.1% Gel
Peeling and blistering of skin
Patchy appearance of skin
Photosensitivity of skin
Nausea and Vomiting
Difficulty in breathing
Dizziness and fainting
Coffee colored vomit
Drug To Drug Interaction
Diuretics like Doxycycline
Antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin, Ofloxacin
Sulfa drugs like Cotrim and Bactrim
Some other drugs that can affect the working of A-Ret 0.1% Gel include perphenazine, methotrexate, promethazine, and fluphenazine, etc.
Also, do not use any other skin care products that contain resorcinol, sulfur, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide because they can affect the mode of action of Tretinoin.
While Tacking A-Ret 0.1% 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 0.1% 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 0.1% 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 0.1% Gel
A-Ret 0.1% Gel belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids is used to treat acne. The gel for topical application is found to be extremely effective in preventing pimples and healing existing pimples. It can also be prescribed to treat signs of ageing such as fine lines and dark spots. The medication is very useful for minimizing the appearance and formation of wrinkles. Your physician may also recommend this medication for other purposes not mentioned in this document.
Storage Of A-Ret 0.1% Gel
A-Ret 0.1% Gel needs to be stored under hygienic conditions. It should be stored at room temperature away from excess humidity, moisture, and sunlight. Keep at a place where children and pets cannot reach. Avoid freezing of the medication.