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   Altinac

Altinac
Tretinoin-Topical


Altinac is used in the treatment of acne. It reduces the formation of pimples and promotes quick healing of pimples that do develop.

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Retin-A, Tretinoin, Avita
 
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altinac
Retin-A, Tretinoin, Avita

Uses
Altinac is used in the treatment of acne. It reduces the formation of pimples and promotes quick healing of pimples that do develop.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight.
  • Gel preparations are flammable.
  • Do not expose to heat or fire sources.
  • Do not smoke during use.
  • Keep all medications away from children and pets.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Altinac may be harmful if swallowed.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include excessive redness, peeling, and discomfort.

How To Use
  • Patient instructions are available with the product.
  • Read them carefully before using.
  • Apply a thin layer to affected area at bedtime.
  • Use a gauze pad or cotton swab to apply the liquid.
  • Wash hands immediately after use.
  • Using Altinac more frequently or in excessive amounts does not improve the results, but may increase side effects.
  • Avoid applying near the eyes, mouth, or open cuts since Altinac can irritate sensitive skin.
  • Even though acne may appear to worsen when the medication is first used, continue therapy.
  • It may take three to six weeks before the full benefits of Altinac are seen.

Side Effects
  • Immediately after applying, the skin may feel warm or mild stinging or redness may occur.
  • Some peeling of the skin may occur.
  • These effects should subside as your skin adjusts to the medication.
  • If they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Altinac may also increase sun sensitivity.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience: blistering, crusting, redness, severe burning or swelling of the skin.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Altinac can increase sensitivity to sunlight, wind and cold.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and sunlamps.
  • Wear protective clothing and use an effective sunscreen.
  • Use mild soap when washing your face.
  • Do not wash face excessively.
  • Abrasive soaps, cleansers, medicated creams or lotions can increase skin irritation.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist about their use.
  • Use other acne preparations with caution while using Altinac.
  • Altinac is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.
  • It is not known if Altinac passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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