Generic Retin A
Generic Retin A
  • Active Ingredient:

    Generic Retina A
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  • Average Delivery Time:

    25 days
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  • Strength: 1%

  • Rate Per Tube

    $ 13.1

Generic Retin A: Naturally Occurring Vitamin A Derivative


Tretinoin is sold in a form of cream as Retin A. Generic Retin A is a generic version of the branded medication Retin A. It is actively composed of Tretinoin. It is a naturally occurring derivative of Vitamin A (Retinol). Generic Retin A belongs to a family of drugs called Retinoids.

The active component, Tretinoin, is also known as all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA). The active drug present in Generic Retin A product was patented in 1957 and was approved for use in 1962. Tretinoin is included in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. It is a schedule H Drug. It is used for the treatment of acne and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). In the case of leukemia, Generic Retin A is to be taken orally for about three months.

Generic Retin A

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Action Mechanism

Generic Retin A is a form of Vitamin that helps the skin to renew itself. It may help in reducing the number and severity of acne pimples and stimulate faster healing of pimples that do develop. It acts by affecting the development of skin cells. The action of this medicine can be observed within two to four weeks of topical application. The duration for which Generic Retin A remains active is not clinically determined.


  • Read and follow all the instructions given on the prescription label carefully.
  • Never use Generic Retin A in smaller or larger amounts than prescribed by your doctor.
  • This medication is not for oral use. It is to be applied only on the skin.
  • Wash your hands properly before and after applying this cream.
  • Before application, clean the affected area of the skin with mild soap and pat dry.
  • Allow 20-30 minutes to pass and then apply a thin layer of Generic Retin A, usually at bedtime or as recommended by your physician.


  • This medication should not be applied on open wounds, dry, chapped or irritated skin.
  • Avoid washing the treated area for at least an hour post-Generic Retin A application.
  • Also, do not use other skin products on the treated area after applying this cream.
  • Avoid contact with eyes. If by any chance this medicine gets into your eyes, wash your eyes with plenty of water.
  • Before using Generic Retin A, tell your physician if you are suffering from a skin condition called eczema.

Side Effects

A sensation of warmth or stinging can be experienced for a short period after applying Generic Retin A cream immediately. The most commonly observed side effects include

  • Redness of the skin
  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Mild burning
  • Scaling

The above-mentioned side effect can be observed during two to four weeks of its use. However, these effects generally subside with continued use. Serious side effects with the use of this medication are unlikely. However, immediately inform your doctor if you are suffering from severe burning, swelling of the skin, eye redness and skin discoloration.


  • Generic Retin A should not be used if you have a history of allergy to its active component or vitamin A related medications.
  • It can make you sensitive to the sun. So, avoid spending more time in the sun. Use sunscreen while going out.
  • Avoid using this medication during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Always consult a doctor before using this medication in such cases.
  • Generic Retin A can interact with Tetracycline, topical Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid, and Methoxsalen. So, avoid using these drug products together.


Is there a difference between Generic Retin A and Tretinoin?

Tretinoin is the active component present in Generic Retin A. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called as Retinoids. It is used for treating skin pimples and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Generic Retin A is available in the form of a cream and is to be used only on the skin. While the active component Tretinoin is to be taken orally in case of leukemia.

What does Generic Retin A do to the skin?

This medication helps in reducing the number and severity of acne pimples by clearing pores in the skin and prevent pimples from growing as they normally would.

How long does it take for Generic Retin A to work?

As per most of the studies, this medication can take about three months to produce an obvious reduction in pimples and improvement in the quality of the skin.

Should I use Generic Retin A every night?

Physicians usually advise applying only a small amount (pea-size) of the cream to the affected area. They recommend to apply the cream once every three nights or once a week if you experience skin irritation for a few weeks, followed by every other night, finally every night if the skin can tolerate it.

Does Generic Retin A lighten skin?

This drug product of Tretinoin is used to treat acne. Other brands of Tretinoin can help in akin lightening, reduction of wrinkles, etc.

Customer's Review

Average Rating : 4 / 5

  • For my acne problem, nothing works better than Generic Retin A that I purchase from medexpressrx. It literally cured my acne after 2 weeks of regular use. I don’t use a moisturizer cream now. It’s really surprising how quickly it works. I’d recommend buying Generic Retin A from this store – good service with fast delivery.