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Renova 0.02%

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/25/2021
Renova 0.02% Side Effects Center

What Is Renova?

Renova (tretinoin) Cream 0.02% is a topical (applied to the skin) form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself 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.

What Are Side Effects of Renova?

Common side effects of Renova Cream include warmth or stinging immediately after applying the medication. Other side effects of Renova Cream include skin tingling, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, scaling, irritation, discolored skin, or worsening of acne during the first 2-4 weeks of using the medication.

Dosage for Renova

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Renova?

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.

Renova During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation of treated skin;
  • severe skin dryness; or
  • severe redness, swelling, blistering, peeling, or crusting.

Your skin may be more sensitive to weather extremes such as cold and wind while using this medicine.

Common side effects may include:

  • skin pain, redness, burning, itching, or irritation;
  • sore throat;
  • mild warmth or stinging where the medicine was applied; or
  • changes in color of treated 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)

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SIDE EFFECTS

(See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS.)

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) 0.02% 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) 0.02% because of adverse reactions.

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

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Bausch Health US, LLC at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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

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