Atralin Gel (Tretinoin)

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Atralin Gel (Tretinoin) Product Information

Atralin Gel is a prescription medication that you may be prescribed if you have acne. This medication affects the growth of skins cells, helping your skin to renew itself, but also reduces the amount pimples you have.

This medication is known generically as Tretinoin. We currently do not carry this medication.

What is Atralin Gel used for?

Although acne tends to be suffered mainly by younger people, you may still suffer from it when you are older. Usually it will be used to treat acne vulgaris along with skin discoloration and wrinkles.

 How is Atralin Gel dosage taken?

Atralin should  only be used as a topical treatment and is not to be placed in the eyes, vagina or the mouth. The gel should be applied before you go to bed and a thin layer should be spread over the lesions and cover the whole area that is affected, but  should not go near the mucous membranes. Using twice the amount of  gel will not give extra benefit so ensure it is only a thin layer that is applied.

If  you have worn cosmetics during the day then all traces should be removed before the gel is applied because it is best not to use any other products that have a drying effect or have high alcohol limits included. Atralin Gel should not be used when there is a chance that a product containing salicylic acid, sulfur or peroxide is still present.

What are the Side Effects of Atralin Gel?

Even if you follow the instruction that you have been given there is still the chance that side effects will arise. Some will not be serious, but you need to get immediate medical help if any of the following occur:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Facial swellings
  • Swollen lips, throat or tongue

There will be times when you have to stop using Atralin Gel and get in touch with the doctor. This will be when:

  • The area covered begins to sting and feel irritated
  • The area covered is red and swollen and begins to blister or crust over.

It is natural for the skin to be more sensitive to hot or cold weather. Additional and less serious side effects can include:

  • Skin changing color
  • Stinging or heat when the gel is first applied.

What are the Precautions of Atralin Gel ?

You should immediately tell your doctor if you are allergic to tretinoin. There is no evidence that using this gel is going to be dangerous for an unborn child but the doctor should be told if you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant. The same applies when it comes to breastfeeding as doctors do not know if any ingredients of the gel can pass into breast milk. As in all cases, if there are problems then the doctor will decide if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risk to the child. Your doctor should be told if:

  • Are allergic to fish
  • Suffer from eczema
  • You are taking any medication as there may be an issue with the contents
  • Begin to itch after applying the gel

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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