Tretinoin Coupon - Tretinoin 45g of 0.025% tube of cream

Generic Atralin, Retin-A, Avita

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. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of tretinoin is around $68.50, 65% off the average retail price of $198.84. Compare retinoids.
Tretinoin Coupon - Tretinoin 45g of 0.025% tube of cream
Tretinoin Overview
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What is Tretinoin?

Treats acne and sun damage. Renova (Tretinoin) isn't a cure for fine lines and wrinkles, but it's clinically proven to improve them.

Tretinoin Quick Facts
  • Tretinoin requires a prescription.
  • Drug Class is retinoids.

Proper Use

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause irritation of the skin.

Do not apply this medicine to windburned or sunburned skin or on open wounds.

Do not use this medicine in or around the eyes or lips, or inside of the nose. Spread the medicine away from these areas when applying. If the medicine accidentally gets on these areas, wash with water at once.

This medicine usually comes with patient directions. Read them carefully before using the medicine.

Before applying tretinoin, wash the skin with a mild soap or cleanser and warm water by using the tips of your fingers. Then gently pat dry. Do not scrub your face with a sponge or washcloth. Wait 20 to 30 minutes before applying this medicine to make sure the skin is completely dry. Applying tretinoin to wet skin can irritate the skin.

To use the cream or gel form of this medicine:

  • Apply just enough medicine to very lightly cover the affected areas, and rub in gently but well. A pea-sized amount is enough to cover the whole face.

To use the solution form of this medicine:

  • Using your fingertips, a gauze pad, or a cotton swab, apply enough tretinoin solution to cover the affected areas. If you use a gauze pad or a cotton swab for applying the medicine, avoid getting it too wet. This will help prevent the medicine from running into areas not intended for treatment.

After applying the medicine, wash your hands to remove any medicine that might remain on them.

Tretinoin side effects

Common Side Effects
  • Mild skin reactions100%
  • Severe local irritation7%
  • Any side effect4%
  • Skin hypo- or hyperpigmentation2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Skin irritation
      Higher risk if:
    • Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
    • Eczema
    • Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)

    Renova (Tretinoin) may cause skin redness, burning, peeling or swelling. Be careful using Renova (Tretinoin) if you have a condition called eczema, because your skin may already be red, itchy and irritated.

  • Sun sensitivity

    Your skin is more likely to sunburn while you're using Renova (Tretinoin). Avoid tanning outdoors and tanning beds. Apply sunblock to your skin or wear protective clothing on treated areas if you have to be out in the sun.

  • Allergic reactions
      Higher risk if:
    • Allergy to fish or fish products

    Another brand with the same active medicine as Renova (Tretinoin) contains products made from fish. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any allergies to fish or fish products before using Renova (Tretinoin) or similar brands.

  • Harm to fetus

    Not a good choice if you are planning to become or are pregnant. Using Renova (Tretinoin) on your skin can harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about a better alternative to treat your condition.

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Tretinoin interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

C Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Tretinoin dosages


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage forms (cream, gel, or solution):
    • For acne:
      • Adults and teenagers—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day, at bedtime.
  • For cream dosage form (brand name Renova only):
    • For fine wrinkles, dark spots, or rough skin caused by the sun:
      • Adults up to 50 years of age—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day, at bedtime.
      • Adults 50 years of age and older—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Tretinoin reviews

3.1 / 5 average rating with 58 reviews for Tretinoin from

2 Tips about Tretinoin from

16 year old man
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for Acne

Reviewed 7/6/2017

  • Not sure
  • Worked well
  • Some hassle
Start using every other day and work up to using it every day so that it doesn’t dry your skin as much
28 year old woman
  • Taken for Acne

Reviewed 11/4/2016

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
Addressed the cystic acne really well, I still get plenty of everyday pimples, but only one or two a year really ache. Plus it has encouraged me to get disciplined with daily sunblock!
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