A Ret 0.1% Gel is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat acne which appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest, or back. It also helps to smooth rough facial skin and to reduce fine wrinkles on the skin.
A Ret 0.1% Gel reduces excessive oil production of the skin. Ideally, a pinpoint application at nighttime is recommended for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The amount you need and for how long you need to take it will depend on what you are being treated for. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of this medicine.
Follow your doctor’s instructions. You should not apply it to damaged or broken skin and avoid contact with your mouth, eyes, and nose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve but keep using it regularly to get the most benefit. Consult your doctor again if you do not notice any improvement after a few weeks. Uses A Ret 0.1% Gel or applying it more often than prescribed will not make it work any faster and may increase the side effects.
The most common side effects include irritation, dryness , and redness of the skin. They are usually mild and improve as your body gets used to the medicine. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of the mouth, lips, and eyes. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects with this medicine are rare.
This A Ret 0.1% Gel take you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit exposure to the sun if possible. It may make your skin more fragile. It is advised, not to have any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment. Pregnant women or women who are planning to get pregnant should not use this medicine as it can lead to birth defects.
Uses of A Ret 0.1% Gel
- Treatment of Acne
- Acute promyelocytic leukaemia
Benefits of A Ret 0.1% Gel
In Treatment of Acne
A Ret 0.1% Gel is a form of vitamin A. It helps treat acne by clearing skin pores and preventing spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes several weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working.
Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne-free. It should not be used if you have eczema or sunburned skin.
Working of A Ret 0.1% Gel
Tretinoin present in the A Ret 0.1% Gel provides relief from acne, pimples, rough and patchy skin and other skin diseases. The gel exerts its action by interacting with retinoic acid (RAR) and retinoic X receptors (RXR) located in the nucleus of the cell.
These receptors help in the production of procollagen and also blocks the release of inflammatory mediators. Retinoids also works by unclogging the blocked pores. They work along with other antibiotics and allow them to enter the pores and eradicate the bacteria causing acne breakout. Topically applied drug plays a role by further preventing the degradation of skin due to UV exposure.
Side effects :
The side effects associated with A Ret 0.1% Gel include:
- Skin irritation
- Burning or tingling sensation on the skin
- Red spots on skin
- Peeling or blistering of skin
- Patchy appearance of skin
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dry mucous membrane
- Fever with body pain
- Blood cell disorder
- Difficulty in breathing
- Dizziness and fainting
- Hearing loss
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Alcohol – There is no interaction reported between gel and alcohol,
- Pregnancy – the pregnant woman is not recommended to use the gel as it may affect the foetus
- Driving – The patient using the gel can go for driving or any other activities as no adverse effects related to CNS depression are reported
- Organs –the gel has no adverse effects on the working of vital organs so it is safe to use
- Lactation –The gel can cause toxicity to the baby so it’s use in lactation is not recommended.
- Store at a temperature below 80F
- Protect from moisture
- Keep out of reach of children
- Store in a cool and dry place
- Do not refrigerate
- Store away from direct sunlight
- Properly discard the drug after expiry
- Keep protected from heat and flame
- Do not keep the gel without it’s cap
1.Can I undergo cosmetic procedures while taking A Ret 0.1% Gel ?
Your doctor will decide whether you can continue taking or stop taking A-Ret 0.1% Gel before cosmetic procedures. However, it is advised to not undergo hair removal or laser treatments while using A Ret 0.1% Gel . Please inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking before starting the treatment with this medicine. Also, consult the doctor before starting any cosmetic procedure.
2.Is it safe to use A Ret 0.1% Gel ?
Yes, A Ret 0.1% Gel is safe to use when taken as advised by your doctor. However, like all medicines, even this medicine has some side effects, but it is not necessary that anyone who is taking these medicines might get these side effects. Please talk to your doctor if you get any unpleasant effects while taking this medicine.
3.How long am I supposed to use A Ret 0.1% Gel ?
Your doctor will decide the duration of your treatment depending on the severity of your disease and the results of your lab tests. Usually, the treatment withA Ret 0.1% Gel takes around 4-5 months.
4.I am taking A Ret 0.1% Gel . What should I do if I am planning to become pregnant?
It is important to consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant while taking A Ret 0.1% Gel . Ideally, pregnancy is not advised because this medicine can harm your baby. However, if you do get pregnant during the treatment with A-Ret 0.1% Gel, consult your doctor.
5.Why does A Ret 0.1% Gel cause dry skin, dry lips and dry nose? How to manage these?
One of the most common side effects of A-Ret 0.1% Gel includes dryness of skin, nose and lips. A Ret 0.1% Gel reduces the secretion of oil which results in skin dryness. Dryness due to A Ret 0.1% Gel can be managed by applying moisturizers or lubricants like Vaseline. You can also apply lip balm to relieve cracked and dry lips. Drink enough water to keep our body hydrated.