Atralin Gel (Tretinoin) is a prescription gel, a form of Vitamin A that used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. It helps the skin renew itself. This medication may also decrease the number of acne pimples you get and helps to heal the pimples that you have quickly. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. This medication works by affecting the growth of skin cells. Tretinoin is also be used to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, skin discoloration and make rough facial skin feel smoother. It may take weeks or months of use before you notice improvement in your skin.
Our Online Canadian Pharmacy is currently offering the generic Tretinoin cream from Canada also called the pharmacy compound and it is compounded in our pharmacy here. The brand name Atralin gel is not available at this time. Atralin gel is available in the strength of 0.01%, 0.025% and 0.05% gel.
As soon as you apply the medication, you may have a brief sensation of warmth and stinging. You may experience other common side effects during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication, these effects usually decrease as you get used to the medication. These side effects include dryness, itching, mild burning, skin redness and worsening of acne.
Talk to your doctor immediately if you have any of the following serious side effects such as:
• Eye redness and watering;
• Eyelid swelling;
• Severe burning or swelling of skin;
• Skin discoloration
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns and questions.
You should not use Atralin gel if you are allergic to Tretinoin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medication. Use this medication as directed by your doctor even if you think if it not working. It is unknown whether Atralin will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. It is unknown whether Tretinoin topical passes into breast milk or it could harm a nursing baby. Inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding.