Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel

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Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel Information

Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Gel. It is typically used for the treatment of Pimples.

The optimal dosage of Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel also has some side effects, the most common being Fluid retention. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Allergy, Eczema as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel Benefits & Uses

Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Retino A Micro. It is best to stop taking Retino A Micro immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel safe during breastfeeding?


    Retino A Micro may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel on the Kidneys?


    There is no research available on the side effects of Retino A Micro on kidney. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Retino A Micro. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel on the Heart?


    Retino A Micro is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel

  • Is this Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel habit forming or addictive?


    Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel for mental disorders.

    No

Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel


    Taking Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Retino A Micro 0.04 Gel

Question about 5 years ago

What is Retino A Micro?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Retino A Micro is a brand name of tretinoin. It is a prescription drug that belongs to a class of drug known as retinoids. It is available in a different dosage form such as capsule and cream. It is mainly used for the management of acne. it also promotes the peeling of skin. The capsule form of this drug is used for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia in a people who are not cured by another type of chemotherapy.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Retino A Micro used for wrinkles?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Retino A Micro is used for wrinkles. It works by increasing the rate of removal of dead skin cells that promotes the growth of new skin. Thus in this way Retino A Micro reduces the wrinkles.

Question about 5 years ago

How to use Retino A Micro?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

The capsule should be taken by mouth with food twice daily or as advised by your doctor. The cream should be applied to the affected area. After applying it gently rub the cream till it is fully absorbed, then wash your hands. Precautions must be taken in patients with anorexia nervosa, depression, history of photoallergy, and improper kidney function.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Retino A Micro cause hair loss?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Retino A Micro can cause hair loss. It is a very common side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of hair loss is unknown. If you are experiencing hair loss after taking this drug, then do discuss it with your doctor.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Retino A Micro safe to use?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Yes, Retino A Micro is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as lightening and darkening of the skin, redness, irritation, and cheilitis (chapped lips). If you experience above-mentioned side effects after taking this medicine then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 718-719

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 869

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Retin-A Micro (tretinoin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Retin-A® (tretinoin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Renova® (tretinoin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Vesanoid® (tretinoin)

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