Possible side effects from Tretinoin and their management are listed below
Your child may be more prone to sunburns when exposed to sunlight.
Tretinoin is usually taken twice daily, preferably at the same time each day.
It is important to take Tretinoin exactly as directed by your doctor.
Tretinoin should be taken with food as this helps to increase the absorption of the medication.
Swallow the capsules whole with a glass of water. Do not open, crush or chew the capsules.
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearer to the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.
If you have missed more than two doses, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not repeat dose if vomiting occurs after dose has been administered, wait until the next scheduled dose. Contact the pharmacist or doctor if you repeatedly miss doses due to vomiting, even with the administration of anti-vomiting medicine.
Do not use this medicine if your child is allergic to Tretinoin, Vitamin A, retinoids or soybean oil.
Before starting Tretinoin, do inform your doctor of any other medications that your child is already on. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist if you want to give any other medicines, supplements or herbal products to your child. Avoid foods and supplements with high content of Vitamin A.
Pregnant women should avoid contact with this medicine as it may cause harm to the fetus.