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What is Retino A Cream 0.05% (20gm)?

Retino A Cream 0.05% (20gm) is used in treating Acne, Wrinkles, Skin Texture, and Fine Line Pigmentation.

The active ingredient in the drug is Tretinoin.

It is a prescription-based drug that can be easily found in all medical stores, pharmacies, and drug stores, both online and offline.


Retino A Cream 0.05% (20gm) may be the answer if you are looking for the proper treatment for your skin. 

It is a prescription-based topical treatment for the following:

  • Skin texture
  • Fine line pigmentation 
  • Acne

How does Retno A Cream 0.05% (20 gm) work?

Retino A Cream 0.05% comprises the active component Tretinoin.

It increases the process of replacing older skin cells with new skin cells by altering the cell turnover rate. 

Tretinoin also reduces blackheads and other spots by unclogging pores, allowing the skin's natural oil-producing glands to operate effectively and minimizing blackheads.

The Retino-A 0.05 Percent Cream is a form of Vitamin A. It helps cure acne by unclogging pores and avoiding the formation of spots or pimples. 

It typically takes a few weeks to have a discernible impact, so continue using it even if it seems ineffective.

Additionally, it nourishes acne-prone skin and keeps your pores open.

Retino A Cream 0.05% (20 gm)

How to use it?

Ideal usage is a targeted application at night for the duration recommended by your doctor.

Depending on the concern, the treatment's dose and duration will differ.

Typically, you should wash and dry the afflicted region before applying a thin coating of this medication. 

Follow your physician's recommendations. 

Injured or damaged skin should not be treated with it, and it should not be ingested, inhaled, or sneezed on.

Your symptoms may take weeks to subside, but constant usage is the best way to get the best benefits. 

Note: After a few weeks, if you have not noticed any improvement, you should consult your doctor again.

What to do if I forgot to apply the cream?

Apply Retino-A 0.05 percent Cream as soon as possible if you miss a dosage. 

However, if it is almost time for your next dosage, you should forgo the missed dose and resume your usual dosing plan. 

Do not increase the dosage.


The cream is also available in other strengths.

Ideally, the doctor prescribes the strengths and type of treatment based on your condition and age.

A lower strength of the medicine is present in the form of Retino A Cream 0.025% ( 20gm).

Side effects of Retino A Cream 0.05% (20gm)

Generally, the cream is safe to use.

If taken on the advice of a doctor, it wipes out the chances of uninvited side effects.

However, a few patients may face the following:

  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Red and blistered skin
  • Swollen Skin
  • Fever
  • Wheezing
  • Trouble in breathing
  • Unusual hoarseness
  • Swelling of face, mouth, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Intense skin irritation
  • Dry skin and itching
  • Stinging and peeling
  • Change in color of skin


Normal substances tend to interact with each other.

Medicinal products, too, can interact and result in side effects.

Hence it is advisable to be open with your doctor about your medical history or any of the medicines you are currently taking to avoid such effects.

Drug interactions

The cream can react with the following medicines:

  • Anti-epileptic drug (Pentobarbital, Phenobarbital)
  • Antifungal (Ketoconazole)
  • Antipsychotics (Phenothiazines)
  • Heart-related medicines (Diltiazem, Verapamil)
  • Immunosuppressant (Ciclosporin)
  • Medications to reduce bleeding (Aprotinin, Aminocaproic acid, Tranexamic acid)
  • Water pills (Thiazides)
  • Antibiotics (Erythromycin, Rifampicin, Tetracyclines, Fluoroquinolones, Sulfonamides)
  • Drugs for stomach ulcers (Cimetidine)

Food interactions

Rarely, taking vitamin A with cod liver oil or halibut fish oil may raise the risk of vitamin A toxicity.

Disease interactions

Inform your doctor if you have Eczema (itchy, swollen skin) or any other skin problem before using Retino A 0.05 percent Cream 20 g.


Keep the following things in mind after applying the Retino A cream 0.05% (20gm):

  • If you have applied the cream, then you should avoid exposure to sunlight and UV rays
  • If skin irritation or allergy persists, then stop using the cream and consult your doctor
  • Always keep the Cream in proper conditions and out of the reach of children


Store the cream in a cool and dry place.

Please keep it away from sunlight and the reach of children.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Retino A Cream 0.05% (20gm) safe?

Before cosmetic operations, your doctor will determine if you may continue using RetinoA 0.05% Cream or if you must discontinue it. 

However, laser hair removal and treatments are contraindicated when taking Retino A 0.05% Cream. 

Please notify your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before commencing this therapy. 

Additionally, consult a physician before beginning any cosmetic operation.

Can I get pregnant while using 0.05% Retino A Cream? 

You should talk with your doctor if you intend to become pregnant while using Retino-A 0.05 % Cream. 


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