A Ret Gel 1% (Tretinoin 0.1 )
|Generic For||Retin A Gel|
|Generic Name||Tretinoin Gel USP|
|Manufacturer||AKUMS DRUGS & PHARMACEUTICALS LTD|
A Ret Gel 0.1 % (Tretinoin Gel)
A-ret gel 0.1 % is an outstanding topical formulation prescribed for the treatment of acne and pimples. Tretinoin 0.1 gel, the active ingredient of the medicine is a form of vitamin A, which not only treats acne, but also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, and smoothes rough facial skin. It functions by opening the pores that allow natural oil producing glands to act and decrease the formation of spots, whiteheads, and blackheads. Tretinoin, being a derivative of Vitamin A to renew the skin. It affects the growth of skin cells to rapidly heal acne and other facial imperfections, promoting healthy skin.
What is A ret 0.1 gel used for?
A ret gel 0.1 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.
How does A ret gel work?
A ret 0.1 gel comprises of an active ingredient Tretinoin; a retinoic acid helps to adhere the intracellular receptors in the cytosol and nucleus. The drug activates retinoid acid nuclear receptors that will modify protein synthesis, gene expression, cell differentiation, and epithelial cell growth. It helps in treating acne due to its potential to change abnormal follicular keratinisation. Blackheads are formed in follicles with an excess of keratinized. Tretinoin encourages the detachment of cornified cells and increases the shedding of terminally differentiated keratinocytes (corneocytes) from the follicles. It also increases the turnover rate of corneocytes by increasing the mitotic activity of follicles. By this activity pimples and acne start reducing.
What does A ret gel contain?
A ret 0.1 gel consist chiefly of Tretinoin as the active ingredient. The active constituent is a retinoid. Each tube holds 0.1% of Tretinoin.
What are the side effects of A Ret Gel?
A Ret gel 0.1 % may cause:
- Itchiness or stinging
- Discoloration of the skin
- Mild redness
- Swelling of the skin
- Dry or flaking skin at the area of application
You should contact your physician immediately if you observe any worrying or intense side effects to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosing schedule to prevent health problems from occurring. You need to be especially careful about signs of allergic reactions such as severe swelling, trouble breathing, and hives as these require immediate medical help.
What medications interact with A ret 0.1 gel?
Drugs that can show interactions are:
- 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 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.
When should A ret 0.1 gel not be used?
A ret gel 0.1 should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to Tretinoin or other ingredients of the formulation.
How should A ret gel be used?
A ret gel 0.1 comes in the gel form. Apply a small amount of gel only to cover the affected areas as per your physician’s advice. You should always use the medication as prescribed by the physician only. Do not change the dosing schedule or stop using the product without consulting the healthcare provider. Do not discontinue the medications if you find it is making your acne worse without consulting the physician. Regular usage of this gel will improve the condition within 3 to 4 weeks, and your pimples and scars will diminish.
How long should you take A ret gel?
Use A Ret Gel 0.1 % as long as your physician prescribes you to use. Apply the medication exactly as instructed by the physician. Never try to use more or less of it other than your physician has prescribed.
Missed dose of A ret gel
If you forget to apply a dose of A Ret Gel 0.1%, skip the dose, and go to back to your regular dosing schedule in case if its too late. But if it is less than one hour of skipping the dose, then go and apply it. You are not supposed to apply too much of the medication to balance the missed one.
How should A ret gel be stored?
A ret 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.