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Doctor insights on: Retinoic Acid Side Effects

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Any doctors experienced with Accutane side effects? Or how to reverse effects of retinoic acid? Systemic.

Any doctors experienced with Accutane side effects? Or how to reverse effects of retinoic acid? Systemic.

Accutane: Your dermatologist will be experienced with Accutane side effects. Accutane, which is 13 cis retinoic acid, is the way that your body normally uses vitamin a. Vit a is fat soluble and is stored. When the body needs the vit a action, it converts some into 13 cis retinoic acid. This is water soluble and provides the vitamin a action and then is eliminated in the urine. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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What are the side effects and dangers of retin a (tretinoin)?

What are the side effects and dangers of retin a (tretinoin)?

Retina a: The major side effects with retin a (tretinoin) are : 1) skin irritation (drying, peeling, redness itching and burning), rarely there can be liver and nervous system side effects but those are more common when the oral form of retin a (tretinoin) is used. ...Read more

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I've been on benzoyle peroxide everyday I'm now going on a retin a (tretinoin) will i still get side effects?

I've been on benzoyle peroxide everyday I'm now going on a retin a (tretinoin) will i still get side effects?

Retin A (tretinoin) SIDE EFFECT: yes dryness irritation and sometimes flare ups. this symptoms are short lived though . Recommendation: use pea size dose and spread and the gel. if still a lot of irritation use every other night. ...Read more

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Whether tretinoin and retinoic acid are the same things ?

Whether tretinoin and retinoic acid are the same things ?

Tretinoin: Tretinoin or Retin-A is the topical form of retinoic acid. It is commonly used for acne. Tretinoin also has rejuvenative effects on the skin namely compacting the epidermis so skin looks and feels smoother, increasing collagen content so that skin has less fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizing brown spots to provide more even coloration. ...Read more

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Is trentinoin/ retinoic acid a retinoid or a retinol?

Is trentinoin/ retinoic acid a retinoid or a retinol?

Is a Retinoid: Isotretinoin is a retinoid and it is used to treat severe acne. Retinol is the chemical compound for Vitamin A. ...Read more

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What is the difference between retinoic acid and retinol? Are they the same or almost the same?

What is the difference between retinoic acid and retinol?  Are they the same or almost the same?

Retinoic acid: Both compounds are in the "retinoid" family of drugs. However, they have very different properties. Retinol is not nearly as effective as retinoic acid for acne, facial wrinkling, etc. Retin-a is the most famous of the retinoic acid compounds, but equally effective and cheaper generic products are also available. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Retin A (Definition)

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