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The following information is a summary about
RENOVA. It is not intended to replace a doctor's instructions.
Chemical Name: TRETINOIN (TRET-i-noyn)
This medicine is a
vitamin A derivative used to treat wrinkles, brown spots, and
surface roughness on the face.
Some medicines or
medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR
DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter
medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other
medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF
THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of eczema.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or
concerns about taking this medicine.
directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS
MEDICINE COMES WITH A PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET. Read it
carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that
you may have before using this medicine. BEFORE APPLYING THIS
MEDICINE, wash the affected area with a mild soap and gently dry.
Wait 20 to 30 minutes before applying the medicine. Apply a thin
film of medicine to the affected and surrounding area. Pat in gently
according to the package leaflet. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room
temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS
MEDICINE, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
DO NOT GET THIS
MEDICINE in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. FOR
THE FIRST 2 TO 3 WEEKS OF TREATMENT, your skin condition may appear
to worsen. This is expected. Do not stop using the medicine during
this time. DO NOT USE OTHER MEDICINES ON YOUR SKIN without first
discussing it with your doctor. While you are using this medicine,
you may use cosmetics. After using cosmetics, thoroughly wash and
dry the affected area before applying this medicine. THIS MEDICINE
MAY CAUSE increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the
sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to
this medicine. Use a sunscreen if you must be outside. Do not apply
this medicine to sunburned skin. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING
PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using
this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS
EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while
you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to
discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that
may go away during treatment, include redness, peeling, stinging, or
a feeling of warmth. If they continue or are bothersome, check with
your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you
experience blistering, crusting, swelling, excessive redness or
peeling of your skin. If you notice other effects not listed above,
contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing
its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your
medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is
suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Symptoms of overdose may include excessive redness, peeling, and
DO NOT SHARE THIS
MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS
MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.