Renova 0.02%

Renova 0.02%

Renova 0.02% Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Renova (tretinoin) Cream 0.02% is used to treat acne, and is also used to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration, and to make rough facial skin feel smoother. It is a topical (applied to the skin) form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself. Common side effects include burning, warmth, stinging, tingling, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, irritation, or discolored skin.

The recommended dose of Renova is to apply a small pearl-sized (about 5 millimeter diameter) amount of cream to cover the entire affected area lightly. Gently wash the face with a mild soap, pat the skin dry, and wait 20 to 30 minutes before applying Renova. Apply to the face once a day in the evening. Renova may interact with diuretics (water pills), tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, demeclocycline, antibiotics, sulfa drugs, chlorpromazine, prochlorperazine, fluphenazine, promethazine, or perphenazine. Do not use skin products that contain benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid unless directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Renova should be used only if prescribed. This medication can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Renova (tretinoin) Cream 0.02% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Renova 0.02% in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include burning, warmth, stinging, tingling, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, irritation, or discolored skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Renova 0.02% (Tretinoin Cream) »

What is Prescribing information?

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Renova 0.02% FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

(See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS sections.) In double-blind, vehicle-controlled studies involving 339 patients who applied RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.02% to their faces, adverse reactions associated with the use of RENOVA (tretinoin cream) were limited primarily to the skin. Almost all patients reported one or more local reactions such as peeling, dry skin, burning, stinging, erythema, and pruritus. In 32% of all study patients, skin irritation was reported that was severe, led to temporary discontinuation of RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.02%, or led to use of a mild topical corticosteroid. About 7% of patients using RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.02%, compared to less than 1% of the control patients, had sufficiently severe local irritation to warrant short-term use of mild topical corticosteroids to alleviate local irritation. About 4% of patients had to discontinue use of RENOVA (tretinoin cream) because of adverse reactions.

Approximately 2% of spontaneous post-marketing adverse event reporting for RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.05% were for skin hypo- or hyperpigmen-tation. Other spontaneously reported adverse events for RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.05% predominantly appear to be local reactions similar to those seen in clinical trials.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Renova 0.02% (Tretinoin Cream) »

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