Retin-A® is a topical (for use on skin only) prescription medication used to treat acne in patients 12 and older.
Important Safety Information
For Topical Use Only
Retin-A (TRETINOIN) ACNE TREATMENT IS TO BE USED ONLY ACCORDING TO YOUR DOCTOR'S INSTRUCTIONS, AND IT SHOULD NOT BE APPLIED TO OTHER AREAS OF THE BODY OR TO OTHER GROWTHS OR LESIONS. THE LONGTERM SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS PRODUCT IN OTHER DISORDERS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BE SURE TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR.
Retin-A GELS ARE FLAMMABLE. AVOID FIRE, FLAME OR SMOKING DURING USE. Keep out of reach of children. Keep tube tightly closed. Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120°F (49°C).
Sun protection Therapy with Retin-A may make your skin more susceptible to sunburn and other adverse effects of the sun, so unprotected exposure to natural or artificial sunlight should be minimized. Even on hazy days, areas treated with Retin-A should be protected and an effective sunscreen should be used. For extended sun exposure, protective clothing, like a hat, should be worn. If you do become sunburned, stop therapy with Retin-A until your skin has recovered.
Do not use artificial sunlamps while you are using Retin-A.
Avoid excessive exposure to wind or cold Skin treated with Retin-A may be more sensitive to climate extremes. Your healthcare provider can recommend ways to manage your acne treatment under such conditions.
Possible Side Effects The skin of sensitive individuals may become excessively red, swollen, blistered or crusted. If you are experiencing severe or persistent irritation, discontinue the use of Retin-A and consult your healthcare provider.
Use of other medications Do not use other topical medications with Retin-A unless recommended by your healthcare provider. In addition, you should avoid preparations that may dry or irritate your skin.
Pregnant/Think you are pregnant/Nursing If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or are nursing an infant, consult your healthcare provider before using this medication.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Bausch Health US, LLC at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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