Renova Cream Dosage

Generic name: tretinoin
Dosage form: cream

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Do NOT use RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% if the patient is pregnant or is attempting to become pregnant or is at high risk of pregnancy,
  • Do NOT use RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% if the patient is sunburned or if the patient has eczema or other chronic skin conditions of the face,
  • Do NOT use RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% if the patient is inherently sensitive to sunlight,
  • Do NOT use RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% if the patient is also taking drug(s) known to be photosensitizers (e.g., thiazides, tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, phenothiazines, sulfonamides) because of the possibility of augmented phototoxicity.

Patients require detailed instruction to obtain maximal benefits and to understand all the precautions necessary to use this product with greatest safety. The physician should review the Patient Package Insert.

RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% should be applied to the face once a day in the evening, using only enough to cover the entire affected area lightly. Patients should gently wash their faces with a mild soap, pat the skin dry, and wait 20 to 30 minutes before applying RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02%. The patient should apply a small pearl-sized (about ¼ inch or 5 millimeter diameter) amount of cream to cover the entire affected area lightly. Caution should be taken when applying the cream to avoid the eyes, ears, nostrils, and mouth.

Application of RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% may cause a transitory feeling of warmth or slight stinging.

Mitigation (palliation) of fine facial wrinkling may occur gradually over the course of therapy. Up to six months of therapy may be required before the effects are seen.

With discontinuation of RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% therapy, some patients may lose the mitigating effects of RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% on fine facial wrinkles. The safety and effectiveness of using RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% daily for greater than 52 weeks have not been established.

Application of larger amounts of medication than recommended may not lead to more rapid or better results, and marked redness, peeling, or discomfort may occur.

Patients treated with RENOVA® (tretinoin cream) 0.02% may use cosmetics but the areas to be treated should be cleansed before the medication is applied. (See PRECAUTIONS section.)

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