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Tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Vesanoid, ATRA


Tretinoin is a vitamin A (retinoid) derivative that is also known as all trans-retinoic acid (ATRA). It is commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris.


all trans-retinoic acid, vitamin A derivative


acne vulgaris, acute promyelocytic leukemia, ichthyosis, Kaposi's sarcoma, keratosis follicularis, photoaging, verruca plana,

Side Effects

abdominal pain, agitation, agnosia, alopecia, anorexia, anxiety, arthralgia, ascites, asterixis, bleeding, bone pain, cardiac arrest, cardiomyopathy, cheilitis, cirrhosis, CNS depression, coma, confusion, constipation, costovertebral pain, dementia, depression, diaphoresis, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dysarthria, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, elevated hepatic enzymes, encephalopathy, erythema, fatigue, fever, flushing, GI bleeding, hallucinations, headache, hearing loss, heart failure, hepatitis, hepatomegaly, hypercalcemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, hypervitaminosis A, hypocalcemia, hyporeflexia, hypotension, hypothermia, increased intracranial pressure, insomnia, intracranial hemorrhage, laryngeal edema, lethargy, leukocytosis, malaise, myalgia, myocardial infarction, myocarditis, nausea/vomiting, otalgia, pallor, paresthesias, pericardial effusion, pericarditis, peripheral edema, Ïphlebitis, photosensitivity, pleural effusion, pruritus, pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, seizures, shivering, skin hyperpigmentation, skin hypopigmentation, splenomegaly, stomatitis, stroke, teratogenesis, tremor, visual impairment, weakness, weight gain, weight loss, wheezing, xerosis,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions




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