Renova emollient cream
Generic Name: tretinoin (TREH-tih-noyn)
Brand Name: Renova
Renova emollient cream is used for:
Reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles, certain dark and light spots, or roughness of facial skin. Renova emollient cream is used with a total skin care and sunlight avoidance program. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Renova emollient cream is a vitamin A derivative. How it works is not known. It is thought to work by removing layers of the outer cells, which smooths the skin's surface and reduces the appearance of spots.
Do NOT use Renova emollient cream if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Renova emollient cream
- you are taking a fluoroquinolone (eg, levofloxacin), a phenothiazine (eg, chlorpromazine), a sulfonamide (eg, glipizide, sulfamethoxazole), a tetracycline (eg, doxycycline), a thiazide diuretic (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), or other medicines that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about whether any of your medicines increase your skin's sun sensitivity.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Renova emollient cream:
Some medical conditions may interact with Renova emollient cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have eczema or a sunburn, or if you are unusually sensitive to sunlight
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Renova emollient cream. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Fluoroquinolones (eg, levofloxacin), phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), sulfonamides (eg, glipizide, sulfamethoxazole), tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), or thiazide diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of sunburn may be increased
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Renova emollient cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Renova emollient cream:
Use Renova emollient cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- An extra patient leaflet is available with Renova emollient cream. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
- Renova emollient cream is for external use only.
- Remove all cosmetics with a mild soap before applying Renova emollient cream. Gently dry the area. Wait 20 to 30 minutes to make sure that skin is completely dry.
- Squeeze a small amount (quarter inch or less) of the medicine onto the fingertip. This should be enough to cover the entire affected area. Wash your hands immediately after using Renova emollient cream.
- If you miss a dose of Renova emollient cream, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Renova emollient cream.
Important safety information:
- Avoid getting Renova emollient cream in your eyes, on the inside or angles of your nose, or in your mouth. If you get Renova emollient cream in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
- Renova emollient cream may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Renova emollient cream. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
- Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or products on your skin. While you are using Renova emollient cream, you may use cosmetics.
- Do not apply Renova emollient cream to skin that is sunburned. Wait until the burn is fully healed before using Renova emollient cream.
- Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
- Safety and effectiveness of Renova emollient cream have not been established in patients with moderately dark to dark skin.
- Avoid using other topical medication, cosmetics, or other products that have a strong drying effect. If you have dry skin from using these products, allow your skin to "rest" before using Renova emollient cream.
- Do not use Renova emollient cream on skin with eczema, or for any condition other than that for which it was prescribed.
- Weather extremes, such as windy or cold weather, may irritate your skin more while you are using Renova emollient cream.
- Renova emollient cream may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
- Renova emollient cream should only be used in addition to a comprehensive skin care and sunlight avoidance program prepared by your doctor.
- Use Renova emollient cream with caution in the ELDERLY; safety and effectiveness in elderly patients have not been confirmed.
- Renova emollient cream should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use Renova emollient cream if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. It is not known if Renova emollient cream is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Renova emollient cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Renova emollient cream:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Burning; dry skin; itching; peeling; redness; stinging or warmth at application site; unusual sensitivity to wind and cold.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blistering, crusting, swelling, or excessive redness of the skin; changes in skin color.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include clumsiness; dizziness; excessive redness, peeling, and discomfort; flushing; headache; stomach pain.Proper storage of Renova emollient cream:
Store Renova emollient cream at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Renova emollient cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Renova emollient cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Renova emollient cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Renova emollient cream or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Renova emollient cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Renova emollient cream. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Renova emollient cream.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.