Dose: 20 MG
Retin-A-Cream is used as a pharmaceutical drug. Systemically it is used in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Topically it is used as an effective ingredient of cream and gel preparations or alcoholic solutions in the treatment of acne and other hyperkeratotic skin diseases. It is used for cosmetic purposes as well. Retin-A-Cream is usually available only on prescription. Retin-A-Cream is also used in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia, which is a severe form of myelogenous leukemia (type 3). Tretinoin, the main ingredient of Retin-A-Cream, is involved in the production of mucus in epithelial cells. It also controls the inflammatory reaction, as it has been associated with the generation of nitric oxide, prostaglandins and cytokines interleukin. Tretinoin is a molecule derived from vitamin A that is present in nature. It has been used since the 1980s in dermatological disorders. It acts on the growth and differentiation of cellulites. Its main use is against the treatment of acne due to its keratolytic and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it belongs to the group of retinoids, which is also composed of synthetic isomers such as the isotretinoin and adapalene. Both are used in the treatment of acne.