What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Retin A Cream (Tretinoin)

Known as Retino- A in the UK


Retin A Cream (Tretinoin)

Prescription Required


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Generic Equivalent - Retin A Cream (Tretinoin)

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    Retin-A Cream (Tretinoin) is a prescription medication that is applied to the skin and can treat acne vulgaris. Retin-A may also be used “off-label” for the palliation of fine wrinkles, treatment of roughness of facial skin, and to help with mottled hyperpigmentation.

    Tretinoin is a naturally occurring derivative of Vitamin A. When applied to the skin, it changes the way epithelial cells grow and differentiate. In people with acne, it decreases microcomedo formation and decreases the cohesiveness of follicular epithelial cells.


    Apply a thin layer to the affected acne lesions once daily before bedtime or in the evening.

    Wash hands with soap and water after applying. Do not get the medication in the mouth or eyes. If contact with the mouth or eyes does occur, gently rinse with water.


    The active ingredient in Retin-A cream is isotretinoin.

    Retin-A cream comes in the following strengths:

    • Retin-A Cream 0.025%
    • Retin-A Cream 0.05%
    • Retin-A Cream 0.01%


    Retin-A Cream may cause increased sensitivity to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) light. Avoid excessive exposure to sun or sunlamps while using Retin-A cream. Use a sunscreen (SPF 15) daily as well as other protective measures like clothing when exposed to sunlight. Tell your doctor if you have a family history of skin cancer.

    Retin-A Cream may increase sensitivity to other weather conditions like wind and cold.

    Use other topical products with caution while using Retin-A, as multiple topical medications may increase the chances of redness and irritation.

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

    Do not use on open sores or wounds.

    Side Effects

    Some of the most common adverse effects of Retin-A cream may include:

    • Application site irritation
    • Burning
    • Desquamation
    • Dryness
    • Erythema
    • Exfoliation
    • Hypopigmentation
    • Pruritus
    • Stinging of the skin

    Buy Retin-A Cream from Canada Pharmacy with a valid prescription from your doctor. Buying Retin-A Cream online can be faster, easier, and more convenient than going to the local pharmacy.


    1. Retin-A [package insert]. Skillman, New Jersey: Ortho Dermatological (n.d.).
    2. Acne Vulgaris, Merck Manuals, December 2018. Retrieved May 2020.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1775

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