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Is Tretinoin .1% "Gel" same as Tretinoin .1% "Cream"? Why is there so much difference in prices. Thanks.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Gel more potent

Prices are arbitrary, not based on actual cost of production, but determined but what the market will bear. Shop around.
When a patient of mine in not covered by insurance for this I can sometimes find it for $25 for 100 Grams. Look for OTC ADAPALENE, generic for Differin, which will soon be sold OTC. It is better than tretinoin. Price not yet known but likely to be reasonable.

In brief: Gel more potent

Prices are arbitrary, not based on actual cost of production, but determined but what the market will bear. Shop around.
When a patient of mine in not covered by insurance for this I can sometimes find it for $25 for 100 Grams. Look for OTC ADAPALENE, generic for Differin, which will soon be sold OTC. It is better than tretinoin. Price not yet known but likely to be reasonable.
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