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are retinoids safe

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
RetinA: Yes you may use aha in conjunction with retin a (tretinoin) without a problem.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: Retin a (tretinoin) is a drug for the treatment of acne and is not safe to take during pregnancy as it is known to cause defects in the developin ... Read More
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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: The fda labeling does not consider retina or other retinoids safe in pregnancy. You can use over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid prepar ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Retin-A: No! Retin-A is a category c medication. This means animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human stu ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: We really don't recommend it. Which is hard since most acne gets worse during pregnancy. Retin-a is similar to vitamin a and you can overdose on vitam ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Retin-A: No! Retin-A is a category c medication. This means animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human stu ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: Generally, yes, assuming you're not pregnant and take proper precautions regarding sunlight exposure. In addition, it's always important to read the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Retin a (tretinoin) and other similar vitamin a derivatives have been used as anti-aging preparations primarily for wrinkle removing purposes. Most of ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
15 years experience Pharmacology
I recommend against: During pregnancy elevated hormones can cause skin changes. However topical tretinoin should be avoid in pregnancy due to teratogenicity (abnormal feta ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Witch hazel safe: You can use witch hazel for cleanser apply retin a (tretinoin) at night and apply moisturizer when face gets too dry or overly red.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
It's unclear: how long you can use these medications "safely". Most dermatologists feel that topical retinoids(like Retin A) are the best long term maintenance opt ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Hopefully : You will observe your skin carefully and if you feel you need to you can reinstitute topical therapy.
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