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In the US, Tretinoin (tretinoin topical) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antineoplastics and is used to treat Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Keratolytic agent

Antiacne agent for topical use

Antineoplastic agent for treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL)


Chemical Name

Retinoic acid

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Tretinoin (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Tretinoina (OS: DCIT)
  • Trétinoïne (OS: DCF)
  • Retinoic acid (IS)
  • Vitamin A acid (IS)
  • Tretinoin (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Trétinoïne (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Tretinoinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • A-Acido
    Dominguez, Argentina
  • Acid A Vit
    Pierre Fabre, Netherlands
  • Acnatac (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Meda, Denmark; Meda, Finland; Meda, Italy; Meda, Poland; Meda, Romania; Meda, Sweden; MEDA Pharma, Switzerland; MEDA Pharma, Germany
  • Acne Free
    Amoun, Tanzania; Amoun Pharmaceutical, Oman
  • Acnederm
    Sopharma, Bulgaria
  • Acnelyse
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey
  • Acneout (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    HLB Pharma, Argentina
  • Acnesol
    Universal Pharmacy, Kenya
  • Acnex (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Meda, Bulgaria
  • Acretin
    Jamjoom Pharma, Kuwait
  • Acretinn
    Jamjoom Pharma, Oman
  • Acta
    Jean-Marie Pharmacal, Hong Kong
  • Ailike-Liang Fu Pharm
    Liangfu Pharmaceutical, China
  • Airful
    Chung Mei, Taiwan
  • Airol
    Bioglan, Pakistan; Orient Europharma, Taiwan; Pierre Fabre, Switzerland; Pierre Fabre, Greece; Pierre Fabre Dermo, Germany; Pierre Fabre Italia, Italy
  • Aknemycin Plus (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Almirall, United Kingdom; Almirall Hermal, Czech Republic; Almirall Hermal, Germany; Almirall Hermal, Poland; Almirall Hermal GmbH, Israel; Hermal, Slovakia; iNova, Hong Kong
  • Alten
    Medochemie, Bangladesh
  • Altinac
    Upsher-Smith, United States
  • Atralin
    Coria Laboratories, United States
  • Atrederm 0.025% (Tretinoin and Tocopherol, α-)
    Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Atrederm 0.05% (Tretinoin and Tocopherol, α-)
    Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Avita
    Mylan, United States
  • Avitcid
    Orion Pharma, Finland
  • Balisa VAS (Tretinoin and Urea)
    Riemser Pharma, Germany
  • Beauty (Tretinoin and Hydroquinone)
    Cid, Egypt
  • Betarretin
    Medihealth, Colombia; Roemmers, Ecuador; Roemmers, Peru; Roemmers, Venezuela
  • Betarretin H (Tretinoin and Hydroquinone)
    Medihealth, Colombia; Roemmers, Ecuador
  • Biacna (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada
  • Carbamid + VAS Widmer (Tretinoin and Urea)
    Louis Widmer, Germany
  • Cinamycin Plus (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Clindacin Plus (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Clindax Plus (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Clinex Plus (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Clinface (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Clinoina (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Atlas Farmc., Argentina
  • Cordes VAS
    Ichthyol, Germany
  • Cosmotrin
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Dalacin Plus (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Depigmen (Tretinoin and Mequinol)
    Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Derm A
    Derm Pharma, Philippines
  • Dermodan
    ITF - Labomed Farmaceutica, Chile
  • Dermodan Plus (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    ITF - Labomed Farmaceutica, Chile
  • Dermojuventus
    Juventus, Spain
  • Di Wei
    Huabang Medical & Chemical, China
  • Dorpiel
    Ingens, Argentina
  • Efasol (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Medica Korea, Malaysia
  • Effederm 0.05%
    Bailleul, France
  • Eritretin (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Akur, Turkey
  • Erylik (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Bailleul, France; Bailleul-Biorga, Vietnam; Biorga, Lebanon; Biorga, Lithuania; D & M Pharma, Chile; Laboratoires Bailleul-Biorga, Hong Kong
  • Erymed Plus (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Eudyna
    Tunggal Idaman Abdi/Nordmark, Indonesia; Zydus, India
  • Fuqing (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Shyndec, China
  • Iloticina Plus (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Investi, Argentina; Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • Ilotycin-A
    Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Jin Niu Er (Tretinoin and Clobetasol)
    Shengbaoluo Pharmaceutical, China
  • Keratosis + Tretinoin Creme Widmer (Tretinoin and Urea)
    Louis Widmer, Austria
  • Ketrel
    Bailleul, Portugal; Laboratoires Bailleul-Biorga, Hong Kong
  • Kétrel 0.05%
    Bailleul, France
  • Li Ling
    Yangtze River Pharma, China
  • Locacid
    Pierre Fabre, Czech Republic; Pierre Fabre, Lebanon; Pierre Fabre, Portugal; Pierre Fabre, Vietnam; Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, Poland; Pierre Fabre Medicament, Slovakia; Simed, Tunisia
  • Locacid 0.05%
    Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, France
  • Loderm Retinoico (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Viñas, Spain
  • Lotioblanc
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Lucocid R (Tretinoin and Hydroquinone)
    Cid, Egypt
  • Lucocid R 3% (Tretinoin and Hydroquinone)
    Cid, Egypt
  • Medi-Klin TR (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Neocare
    Cantabria, Spain
  • Neotretin
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Nilac
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Niterey
    Pharmatrix, Argentina
  • Nuface
    Guardian Pharmatama, Indonesia
  • Optimal
    Pharma International, Oman
  • Pinoin
    East West, India
  • Quali-A
    Quality Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Refissa
    Spear, United States; Suneva, United States
  • Renova
    Ortho Neutrogena, United States
  • Retacnyl
    Galderma, Argentina; Galderma, Ecuador; Galderma, Lebanon; Galderma, Mexico; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, Peru; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma Chile Laboratorios, Chile; Galderma Laboratories, South Africa
  • Retacnyl 0.025%
    Galderma, France
  • Retacnyl 0.05%
    Galderma, France
  • Ret-Avit
    CTS, Israel
  • Reticine
    Oxapharma, Argentina
  • Reticor
    Pharmacore Laboratories, Indonesia
  • Reticrem
    Bussié, Colombia; Bussié, Guatemala; Bussié, Honduras
  • Retigel
    Bussié, Guatemala; Bussié, Honduras
  • Retin A
    Yamanouchi, Lebanon
  • Retin-A
    Cilag, Hong Kong; Janssen, Philippines; Janssen, Thailand; Janssen, South Africa; Janssen-Cilag, Czech Republic; Janssen-Cilag, Oman; Janssen-Cilag, Peru; Janssen-Cilag, Poland; Janssen-Cilag, Portugal; Johnson & Johnson, Australia; Johnson & Johnson, Indonesia; Ortho-McNeil, United States; Sanofi-Aventis, Bangladesh; Valeant, United States; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada
  • Retin-A 0.05%
    NeoFarma, Malta
  • Retin-A Forte (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Janssen-Cilag, Mexico
  • Retino-A
    Johnson & Johnson, India
  • Retirides
    Ferrer Internacional, Spain
  • Retisol-A
    Stiefel, Tunisia
  • Retrieve
    DermaTech Lab, Hong Kong; Valeant, New Zealand
  • ReTrieve
    Valeant, Australia
  • Reviderm
    Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Revize
    Glenmark, India
  • Sistema GB (Tretinoin and Minoxidil, + Clobetasol)
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Smooderm
    Dar Al Dawa, Oman
  • Stieva-A
    GlaxoSmithKline, Australia; GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; GlaxoSmithKline, Hong Kong; GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore; Laboratorios Stiefel de Chile y Cia., Chile; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Mexico; Stiefel, Philippines; GlaxoSmithKline, Peru
  • Stievamycin (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Laboratorios Stiefel de Chile y Cia., Chile; Stiefel, Canada; GlaxoSmithKline, Peru
  • T3 Actin
    Hoe Pharma, Singapore
  • Taripel (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Mediderm, Chile
  • Tracne
    Interbat, Indonesia
  • Tratacne (Tretinoin and Erythromycin)
    Raymos, Argentina
  • Treclin (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Meda Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Treclin 1%/0.025% (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Meda, Malta
  • Treclinac (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Meda, Estonia; Meda, Ireland; Meda, Latvia; Meda, Netherlands
  • Treclinax (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Meda, Belgium
  • Trena
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Trentin
    Ikapharmindo, Indonesia
  • Treticlin (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Verisfield, Greece
  • Tretin X
    Onset, United States
  • Tretin-C (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Psycorem, India
  • Tretinoin 0.05%
    Mediphar, Lebanon
  • Tretinoin 0.1%
    Mediphar, Lebanon
  • Tretinoin Actavis
    Actavis, United States
  • Tretinoin Barr
    Barr, United States
  • Tretinoina Lafedar
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Tretinoína Ramos
    Ramos, Nicaragua
  • Tretinoina Same
    Savoma, Italy
  • Tri-Luma (Tretinoin and Fluocinolone, + Hydroquinone)
    Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Mexico; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, United States
  • Trinon
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Ureotop + VAS (Tretinoin and Urea)
    Dermapharm, Germany
  • Vesanoid
    Alloga Italia, Italy; Cheplapharm, Argentina; Cheplapharm, Belgium; Cheplapharm, Brazil; Cheplapharm, Czech Republic; Cheplapharm, Greece; Cheplapharm, Hong Kong; Cheplapharm, Israel; Cheplapharm, Kazakhstan; Cheplapharm, Moldova; Cheplapharm, Netherlands; Cheplapharm, Oman; Cheplapharm, Philippines; Cheplapharm, Serbia; Cheplapharm, Taiwan; Cheplapharm, Uruguay; Cheplapharm, Venezuela; Cheplapharm Arzneimittel, Austria; Cheplapharm Arzneimittel, Poland; Cherubino, Malta; Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan; Clinres, Croatia (Hrvatska); CPS Cito Pharma Services, Switzerland; Intrapharm, Ireland; Intrapharm Laboratories, United Kingdom; Kern, Spain; Medcor, Netherlands; Pharmaco, New Zealand; Productos Roche, Chile; Roche, Australia; Roche, Canada; Roche, Colombia; Roche, Egypt; Roche, Mexico; Roche, Peru; Roche, Portugal; Roche, Turkey; RP Scherer, Georgia; Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • Vesanoid Roche
    Cheplapharm, South Africa; Roche, Romania
  • Vita Merfen (Tretinoin and Chlorhexidine, + Benzoxonium Chloride)
    Novartis, Egypt
  • Vitacid
    Igefarma, Brazil; Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Vitamin A Acid Valeant
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada
  • Vitanol
    Stiefel, Spain
  • Vitanol-A
    Stiefel, Brazil
  • Wei Ai
    General Sanyang Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, China
  • Zanea (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Meda, France
  • Ziana (Tretinoin and Clindamycin)
    Medicis Dermatologics, United States
  • Zudenina
    Pharma Investi de Chile, Chile


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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