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Tretinoin topical TRET-in-oin is the generic name.
The brand names are
: Altreno, Atralin, Avita, Refissa, Renova, Retin A, and Tretinoin Emollient Topical.
Drug class: Topical acne agents

What is Altreno?

Tretinoin is a type of vitamin A that helps the skin regenerate itself.Altreno (for your skin) is used for treating acne, smoothing rough facial skin, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin discoloration that appears mottled.Altreno could also be used to treat conditions not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Altreno

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Altreno may cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Intense burning, stinging, or irritation of the treated skin;
  • Severe skin dryness;
  • Massive redness, swelling, peeling, blisters, or crusting.

The skin of your child may become more sensitive to extreme weather like freezing and wind when using Altreno.

Common adverse effects of Altreno could include:

  • Redness, irritation, burning, itching, redness, or irritation
  • Sore throat;
  • Minor stinging or warmth when the medication was sprayed;
  • The hue of the affected skin.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. It is possible to report any adverse reactions to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Beware of getting this medication in your mouth, eyes, vagina, or nasal folds.

Prior to use this drug

It is best not to take Altreno if you are allergic to this.Don't give Altreno to an infant without medical guidance. Certain brands of tretinoin topical cannot be used by anyone under the age of 18.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Eczema;
  • An allergy to fish (the gel might be made up of ingredients that are derived from fish).

It is not clear if Altreno can harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.It might not be safe to breastfeed your baby while you're taking this medication. Consult your physician about any possible risks.

How to take Altreno?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and also read the medication guides or instructions sheets. Follow the medication precisely as prescribed.Making use of more medicine or applying it more often than recommended is not going to cause it to work any more quickly and can cause more side effects.Do not chew it. Topical medication is intended to be used only on the skin. Avoid using it on sunburnt skin or on skin that is affected by eczema.Take note of and follow the instructions for use that are included in your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions.Cleanse your hands prior to and after you apply Altreno. Prior to applying the cream, wash and dry the part to be treated. Applying this medication to wet skin can cause irritation to the skin.Avoid washing the area or applying any other skin products for at least one hour following the application of Altreno.Altreno is part of a comprehensive skincare regimen that includes avoiding exposure to sunlight as well as applying a good UV-blocker and protective clothes.It may take some weeks before you notice improvement in your skin. Use the medicine according to instructions, and notify your physician if your symptoms don't improve. If you're taking Altreno for acne treatment, the condition could get a little more severe for a short period of time.Contact your physician if you experience severe skin irritation or if the acne doesn't improve within 8–12 weeks.Make sure to take this medication for the entire prescribed duration, even if you think that it's not working.Keep the bottle at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Close the bottle when not being used.Altreno gel is flammable. Avoid using near-high temperatures or in open flames. Don't smoke until the gel has dried on your skin.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilise the medication as soon as you can; however, take a break from any missed doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds. Altreno can make you more susceptible to sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use sunblock (SPF 15 or more) while you're outside, even on an overcast day.Beware of getting this medication in your mouth, eyes, vagina, or the creases of your nose.Avoid using products for skin that can cause irritation, like harsh soaps, shampoos, and hair colouring products, or permanent chemicals such as waxes, hair removers, or hair removers, or products for skin that contain alcohol, astringents, spices, or lime.Do not use other medicines on the areas treated by Altreno unless your doctor instructs you to.

Interaction with other drugs

Avoid using skin care products containing benzoyl peroxide, sulphur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid unless directed otherwise by your physician. These products could cause severe skin irritations if utilised in conjunction with Altreno.Skin care products are unlikely to be affected by other medicines you take. However, a variety of drugs may interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health care professionals about any medications you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.