Renova (Tretinoin) is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of fine wrinkles, spotty skin discoloration, and rough feeling skin. It does not get rid of wrinkles or repair sun-damaged skin. Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids and is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself. This medication works by affecting the growth of skin cells. This medication may also be used to treat other skin conditions including acne.
We currently have the generic from Canada. It may come from other countries around the world. The Renova cream is available in the strength of 0.02% and 0.05% cream.
Common side effects include:
• Mild burning;
• Skin redness;
• Worsening of acne
Serious side effects include:
• Darkening or lightening of skin color;
• Eye redness;
• Swelling of the eyelid
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to tretinoin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially of eczema. Renova can make you sunburn more easily, avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds and wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. You should also avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with Renova unless your doctor tells you to. It is unknown whether Renova will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while using this medication. It is not known whether tretinoin topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.