Retop A (Skin) (20 gm) Gel Side Effects and usage

Retop A (Skin) (20 gm) - Tretinoin- Gel is manufactured by Dermocare Laboratories (Guj) Pvt Ltd and the main constituent generic drug is Tretinoin- 0.012% w/w.

Side Effects

Local application - Skin irritation, stinging, oedema, blistering, crusting of the skin, erythema, scaling.
Oral - Haemorrhage, reversible hypercholesterolemia and/or hypertriglyceridemia, acidosis, hypothermia, pseudotumour cerebri, infection, dizziness, paresthesias, anxiety, dryness of skin and mucous membranes, nausea, vomiting, GI haemorrhage, mucositis, decreased appetite, rash, pruritus, increased sweating, alopecia, bone pain, peripheral oedema, renal insufficiency, earache, visual disturbances, neurotoxicity.
Retinoic acid syndrome, cardiac arrhythmia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, blood dyscrasias, cardiac arrest, cerebral haemorrhage.


Dry scaly surface, mottling, wrinkles, rough and leathery texture, sagging of loose skin that develop due to excessive exposure to sun are arrested and pigmented spots tend to fade.
Ketatosis pelaris.
Acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Contra Indications

Application on eczematous, sunburnt or abraded skin.
Pregnancy and lactation.


Concomitant application keratolytic agents.
Avoid exposure to sunlight, UV light.


The cost of the drug per 20 gm is Rs.47 in India as of date.


Retop A (Skin) (20 gm) Gel mainly contains the generic formulation called as Tretinoin- 0.012% w/w.

Retop A (Skin) (20 gm) Gel Medicine Details

Medicine Name: Retop A (Skin) (20 gm) Gel
Manufacturer: Dermocare Laboratories (Guj) Pvt Ltd
Generic Molecule: Tretinoin

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