Avita (Tretinoin) is a topical medication used to treat acne, smooth rough facial skin, and to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration. Avita may also be used for purposes not listed above. Avita belongs to a class of medications called retinoids, and contains a medication called tretinoin, a form of vitamin A. Avita works by affecting the production of skin oils, although the exact process by which the medication works isn't currently known. Avita also works by speeding up skin cell turnover, replacing older skin with newer skin, which leads to a smoother complexion.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Tretinoin from India also called A-Ret manufactured by Shalak. The brand Avita is currently unavailable.
Common side effects of Avita may include skin pain, redness, burning, itching, or irritation, sore throat, mild warmth or stinging where the medicine was applied, or changes in colour of treated skin. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any serious side effects such as:
• Severe burning, stinging, or irritation of treated skin;
• Severe skin dryness;
• Severe redness, swelling, blistering, peeling, or crusting;
Your skin may be more sensitive to weather extremes such as cold and wind while using Avita. This is not a complete list of interactions, and others may occur. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects worsen or persist.
You should not use Avita if you are allergic to tretinoin. To make sure Avita is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had eczema, or an allergy to fish (the gel may contain ingredients derived from fish). It is not known whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to discuss any possible risks. It may not be safe to breastfeed a baby while you are using this medication. Talk to your doctor if you are currently breastfeeding. Do not give Avita to a child without medical advice. Some brands of tretinoin topical are not approved for use in anyone under the age of 18. Do not take this medication by mouth. Topical medication is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medication on sunburned skin , or skin affected by eczema. Do not wash the treated area or apply any other skin products for at least one hour after applying Avita. It may take up to several weeks before your skin improves. Keep using this medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. If you are using Avita to treat acne, your condition may get slightly worse for a short time period. Call your doctor if skin irritation becomes severe or if your acne does not improve within 8 to 12 weeks. Avita is flammable. Do not use near high heat or open flame. Do not smoke until the gel has completely dried on your skin. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds while using this medication.
Avita can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) when you are outdoors, even on a cloudy day. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, vagina, or in the creases of your nose. Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, hair colouring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, or astringents. Avoid using other topical medications on the areas that you treat with Avita unless your doctor tells you to. Several medications may interact with Avita, especially skin products that contain benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, or salicylic acid, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. These products can cause severe skin irritation if used with Avita. This is not a complete list of interactions, and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions.
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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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