What is Retin-A Cream used for?
Retin-A (retinoic acid) is a form of Vitamin A that is prescribed to treat acne and helps the skin renew itself. It can decrease the amount and intensity of acne pimples and can help heal pimples that occur.
Some brands can make skin feel smoother and reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. It works by promoting skin cell growth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Retin-A Cream
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin treatment. When you buy Retin-A online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Wash your hands and ensure they are clean before applying Retin-A to avoid contamination. Apply a thin layer to the affected area as directed by your doctor. Usually around bedtime is ideal.
Do not apply the cream to cut or damaged skin and keep it away from your eyes and nose. You should also avoid using it on sunburnt or skin with eczema. Also avoid applying to eyelids and the corners of the nose and lips.
Wash your hands again once you are finished to avoid getting it in your eyes. If it does come in contact with your eyes rinse them with warm water. If you experience eye irritation, contact your doctor or seek medical attention.
It can take 12 weeks to notice the benefits of using retin-A. if you do not notice an impact in that time contact your doctor. Limit sun exposure for the first 6 months of treatment. Exposure to sunlight will make your skin more susceptible to burns.
Do not share this medication with others even if they have similar symptoms. This may not be an effective treatment and can lead to side effects.
Your Canada Drug Store is a trusted pharmacy that has the lowest price on this product. We provide counseling on all orders upon request.
You currently need a prescription to order Retin-A in the U.S and Canada. If it were OTC in Canada, we would need a prescription to send it to a different country. You can find more information here
Retin-A has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Retin-A, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects with Retin-A to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Retin-A online.
- unusually warm skin (mild)
- unusual dryness of skin (mild)
- redness of skin (mild)
- Burning, itching, stinging, scaling, or redness of the skin
- lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- Dryness, pain, redness, irritation, or peeling at the application site
- lightening of normal skin color
- darkening of the skin
- Burning, stinging, peeling, redness, or unusual dryness of the skin (severe)
- chapping or slight peeling of the skin (mild)
The following drugs are known to interact with Retin-A. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- aminolevulinic acid topical
- salicylic acid topical
- sulfur topical
- benzoyl peroxide topical
- methyl aminolevulinate topical
- aminolevulinic acid
- resorcinol topical
- medicated or abrasive soaps or skin care products that may irritate the skin.
The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Retin-A online.
Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.