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Topical Retinoid

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Vitamin A Adult

Topical Retinoid - Handling

How should I handle Topical Retinoid safely?

Topical Retinoid - Storage

How should I store Topical Retinoid?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

How should I dispose of Topical Retinoid safely?

​Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.

Topical Retinoid - Additional Information

​Avoid washing your face too often as this may increase the drying-out effect of your medication. Wash your face two to three times a day only.

Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, avoid using other “drying” preparations on the same treated areas to prevent severe irritations. These include harsh soaps and cleansers, alcoholic preparations and medicated cosmetics or soaps. 

Avoid staying directly under sunlight for long durations. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen product with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 and wear protective clothing when you are exposed to direct sunlight.

Avoid applying heavy make-up and using oily cosmetics. It is recommended to choose make-up products with non-oily formulas.

  • Updated on Sunday, May 31, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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