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Retin-A Cream (Tretinoin)and/or alternatives
Retin-A 0.025% from $0.74 USD/gramRetin-A 0.025%
Marketed as Retino-A Cream in India
Manufactured by: Johnson & Johnson
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
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Retin-A 0.05% from $0.79 USD/gramRetin-A 0.05%
Manufactured by: Valeant Canada LP
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Retin-A 0.01% from $0.70 USD/gramRetin-A 0.01%
Marketed as Stieva-A Cream in Canada
Manufactured by: Glaxo Smithkline
Product of CanadaRxPrescription RequiredCurrently Unavailable
Tretinoin 0.1% from $1.08 USD/gramTretinoin 0.1%
Generic Alternative to Retin-A Cream
Marketed as Acnelyse Cream in Turkey
Manufactured by: Abdi Ibrahim
Product of Turkey. Shipped from TurkeyRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Retin A Cream
Retin A Cream is a derivative of vitamin-A which is in an acidic form. It is referred to as ATRA (all-trans retinoic acid). The drug is primarily used in the treatment of keratosis pilaris and acne vulgaris. The drug is also used for the treatment of other conditions such as Roche and acute pro-myelocytic leukemia (APL). In the treatment of acne, the drug is administered in the form of a cream that is meant for topical use only. The drug helps the skin to renew itself. The precise mode of action of the drug is not known. However, the brand or generic Retin A cream acts by increasing the turnover of the skin cells. It also prevents the cells from sticking together.
Precautions / Side Effects For Retin A Cream
The side effects of Retin A Cream are most often localized to the site of application (area of the skin under treatment). Common side effects of the drug are a feeling of warmth, peeling, reddening, stinging, irritation or sensitivity to sun-light of the skin under treatment. Other side effects that are less serious include discoloration, dryness, itching, tingling and burning sensation of the skin under treatment. Upon administering Tretinoin if these side effects prolong or worsen the consult your physician.
You may experience certain allergic reactions upon administering Tretinoin. These allergic reactions include swelling of the lips, tongue, face or throat, hives, tightness of the chest, difficulty in breathing, and itching. The drug may also cause serious side effects which may include swelling, crusting, severe reddening or blistering of the skin which has been treated. If you experience these serious side effects or any signs of allergic reaction upon administering brand or generic Retin A cream, then seek immediate medical help.
Retin A Cream Dosage
The recommended dosage of 0.1% and 0.04% Retin A cream is one application in a day. The drug should be administered topically. The cream is applied preferably in the evening. The cream is carefully applied onto that area of the skin where the acne lesions are present. Care should be taken that appropriate amount of the drug is applied to cover the area under treatment; a thin layer of the cream is applied. The application of Retin A cream drug is reduced or increased based on the patient’s response. The dose (frequency of the application) can be increased as the patient shows tolerability to the drug.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.