Retinoids are a form of vitamin A that are used to treat acne, skin discoloration, facial wrinkles, Kaposi's sarcoma, psoriasis, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. They work by helping the skin heal and develop normally.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Retinoids

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Atralin
(tretinoin)
56
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Tretinoin (Retin-A, Atralin, Avita) is a moderately priced drug used to treat acne and other skin conditions when applied topically. The oral form can treat a specific type of leukemia. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic tretinoin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Avita
(tretinoin)
56
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Tretinoin (Retin-A, Atralin, Avita) is a moderately priced drug used to treat acne and other skin conditions when applied topically. The oral form can treat a specific type of leukemia. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic tretinoin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Retin-A
(tretinoin)
56
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Tretinoin (Retin-A, Atralin, Avita) is a moderately priced drug used to treat acne and other skin conditions when applied topically. The oral form can treat a specific type of leukemia. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic tretinoin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
amnesteem
(myorisan, claravis, zenatane)
431
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Isotretinoin (Accutane, sotret, claravis, amnesteem, myorisan, zenatane) is an expensive drug used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other therapy like antibiotics. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic versions. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Differin
(adapalene)
115
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Adapalene (differin) is an expensive drug used to treat mild to moderate acne. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic adapalene is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Tazorac
338
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Tazarotene (tazorac) is an expensive drug used to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Tazorac. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Retin-A Micro
(tretinoin micro)
388
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Tretinoin micro (Retin-A Micro) is an expensive drug used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Soriatane
(acitretin)
676
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Acitretin (Soriatane) is an expensive drug used to treat severe forms of psoriasis. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic acitretin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Renova
(tretinoin emollient, refissa)
109
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Tretinoin (tretinoin emollient, refissa, Renova) is an expensive drug used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Absorica
943
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Isotretinoin (Absorica) is an expensive drug used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other therapy like antibiotics. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. A generic version of Absorica may become available in 2020. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Targretin
(bexarotene)
33,821
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Bexarotene (Targretin) is an expensive drug used to treat the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Avage
331
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Tazarotene (Avage) is an expensive drug applied to the skin to treat facial wrinkles or certain types of dark or light colored spots on the face. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Avage. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Panretin
5,293
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Alitretinoin (Panretin) is an expensive drug used on the skin to treat Kaposi's sarcoma lesions. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Panretin. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Fabior
424
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Tazarotene (Fabior) is an expensive drug applied to the skin to treat acne. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Fabior. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Differin Gel
N/A N/A See Prices
Tretin X
250
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Tretinoin (Tretin X) is an expensive drug used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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